Newest organic liquid fertilizer companies in North American and overseas are popping up, and their new products are a mix of home fertilizers and biofuel products.
The new crop of fertilizers will be on display at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Chemistry Council.
“I see a lot of new products coming to market every year that are really exciting and are very affordable and have the potential to be transformative,” says Michael Stolte, senior scientist at the Organic Consumers Association, which organizes the trade show.
Organic fertilizers are typically organic and made from plant materials and contain no synthetic fertilizers.
These fertilizers also are free of toxic ingredients such as pesticides and herbicides.
But these new products, called organic fertilizers, can be expensive.
“You have to pay a lot more to get those products at a competitive price than you would buy your organic lawn fertilizer, for example,” says Stolty.
One of the companies that has emerged recently is the Natural Organic Solutions in Texas.
It sells products that can be mixed with soil and compost to fertilize gardens, landscaping and other landscaping projects.
“It’s a hybrid,” says David Schafer, vice president of marketing and communications at Natural Organic.
“A lot of the products we offer are designed to complement each other, not compete.”
Stolt says the company has sold about 40 different products that are not only easy to mix with soil or compost, but also offer great fertilization, so they are more affordable.
“We are trying to get people to mix our fertilizers together,” says Schafer.
“What you really need to do is to go to your local farmer and look for a product that is organic.”
The company offers organic fertilizer at a variety of prices.
Schafer says the fertilizers range from $5 to $10 per acre.
“There is no standard price, so there is no fixed cost,” he says.
He says organic fertilizer is usually purchased by farmers, who can purchase it as an annual cost or in bulk.
Schaber says Natural Organic is also selling products that use “natural” ingredients to improve the nutrients in soil.
The company’s fertilizer is made with organic material that has been added to soil to enhance soil fertility.
“The soil is an important part of the ecosystem,” says Paul Stoltenberg, vice chairman of Natural Organic and a certified organic garden specialist.
He explains that organic fertilization helps soil hold water and holds soil microbes.
Stolts says Natural Organics fertilizers can be used in any garden that uses the same types of organic materials as the soil.
“They can be grown anywhere in the country,” he explains.
Schauer says that organic fertilizer has become more popular recently, and is growing in popularity.
“People are buying it for their own gardens, their own landscaping, their lawns,” says Dr. Schafltenberg.
“But you also can use it in a home garden.”
Schafer points out that the fertilizer companies are offering products that will work well in many situations.
“In many cases, they have the same ingredients,” he adds.
“Some of them have the advantage of being low cost.”
Schafler says that the growing popularity of the organic fertilizing industry will be good for farmers and ranchers, as they can sell their products more cheaply.
“Organic fertilizers come in a range of different grades,” says Robert Darnell, director of the Natural Products Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
“If you look at the fertilizer companies, you will see a range.”
Darnells research shows that fertilizer is becoming more popular in North and Central America because of drought conditions in the Midwest, and because of the increased use of organic fertilizant products in livestock feed.
“As you have more water in the ground, more soil is growing and more organisms are getting more nutrients from the soil,” he notes.
“So there is less need for a lot higher grade fertilizers.”
Natural Organic, which also has its roots in New York City, was founded in 2003 by David Schafle and his wife, Rachel.
The firm has more than 100 employees, including about 10 people who work in the food and agriculture industry.
Schalfle says the main focus of Natural Organicals fertilizer is to create an environmentally friendly fertilizer.
The fertilizers that are sold are organic, but Schafer adds that the company sells organic fertilizes at competitive prices, because it is less expensive than conventional fertilizers for the same product.
The Schaflers, who also own an organic farm in Colorado, have been growing and selling organic fertilize in the area for 20 years.
“Natural Organics is the most sustainable organic fertiliser company in the world,” Schafly says.
Schalter says Natural organics fertilizer is the “best value” fertilizer available, because of its natural ingredients. He