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Liquid vs Solid Fertiliser – Which one is best for you?

Both liquid and solid fertilisers have their advantages and are used in different situations. The choice between liquid and solid fertiliser depends on various factors such as the specific crop, soil conditions, application method, and personal preferences.

Here’s a breakdown of the characteristics of each type:

Liquid Fertiliser

  1. Rapid absorption: Liquid fertilisers are quickly absorbed by plants through their leaves (foliar application) or roots (soil application). This allows for faster nutrient uptake and response. 
  1. Even distribution: Liquid fertilisers can be easily mixed with water and applied uniformly, ensuring an even distribution of nutrients across the field. 
  1. Flexibility: They can be applied using various methods like spraying, fertigation (application through irrigation systems), or as a supplement to solid fertilisers. 
  1. Quick response: Since liquid fertilisers are readily available to plants, they often result in quicker growth and response. 
  1. Nutrient customization: Liquid fertilisers can be formulated to provide specific ratios of nutrients, allowing for precise nutrient management. 

Solid Fertiliser

  1. Long-lasting effect: Solid fertilisers, such as granules or pellets, release nutrients slowly over time. This can provide a sustained supply of nutrients to plants over an extended period. 
  1. Ease of storage: Solid fertilisers are generally more stable and have a longer shelf life than liquid fertilizers. They are easier to store and handle. 
  1. Cost-effective: In many cases, solid fertilisers are more cost-effective compared to liquid fertilisers, especially for large-scale operations. 
  1. Suitable for soil application: Solid fertilisers are commonly applied to the soil during planting or incorporated into the soil. They can be spread mechanically using fertiliser spreaders or manually. 
  1. Reduced risk of leaching (drain away from the soil): Solid fertilisers are less prone to leaching, as they release nutrients gradually, reducing the risk of nutrient runoff and environmental pollution. 

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