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Green for green: Organic fertilizers improve crop quality

Adding chemical fertilizers might boost the yield of your crop in the short term. But using organic fertilizers is not just limited to a long-term investment in the quality of your soil. Romanian researchers reported that using biologic means of improving the soil leads to healthier crops that fetch better prices.  Most plants produce secondary metabolites as part of their normal biological processes. These useful compounds include essential oils and polyphenols, which are increasingly sought out by health-conscious consumers.  Read more...
 

 

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