Disadvantages of inorganic fertilizers

Disadvantages of inorganic fertilizers

INORGANIC FERTILIZERS are manmade chemical substances that are used to supply plants with nutrients




Disadvantages of inorganic fertilizers

  • Some are expensive to buy.
  • The nutrients element contained in them can easily be leached.
  • They do not improve the physical properties of the soil e.g. structure.
  • They can be toxic to plants when used in excess.
  • The effect on soil lasts for a short time hence the need to apply them every season.
  • They require skilled labour to apply them
  • They can pollute the environment e.g. when eroded by rainwater to water bodies.
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