Phosphorous is involved in plant respiration, energy storage and transfer, cell division, and enlargement. It promotes early root formation, increases growth, and improves the quality of fruits, vegetables, and grain. Phosphorous is vital in seed formation and helps plants survive harsh winter conditions and increase the rate of water absorption.

Merits and Demerits Between Chemical Phosphate and Organic Phosphate Fertilizers:

Chemical phosphate fertilizer is highly water-soluble while organic phosphate fertilizer is not. However, due to its high solubility, most of the phosphorous that is released is fixed particularly in high acidic soils that are usually high in aluminum and iron. The slow phosphorous release makes it available over a longer period of time and plants take up the nutrients more effectively.

Nature Needs Natural Input;

The negative effect of Superphosphate and Ammonium Phosphate is that water soluble phosphoric acid reacts with iron, aluminum, manganese, magnesium and other components found in soil. The insoluble phosphoric acid, ferric phosphate, aluminum phosphate, and manganese phosphate harden and degrad soil quality and productivity.

Chemical fertilizers kill soil microorganisms. Farms that have been using chemically treated fertilizers often need to increase the quantity of fertilizers used each year to maintain yields as soils conditions get worse each year. Microorganisms are needed to allow plants to absorb fertilizers. Organic phosphate not only adds microorganisms in the soil (beneficial micro organisms are found in Organophosphate) but also increases the population of microorganisms.