Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+
The benefits of using Minjingu Organic phosphate includes the following:
- Has high Phosphorus content;
- Quick and slow release Phosphorous component;
- Citric soluble not water-soluble;
- Guaranteed minimum 50% citric soluble;
- Absorption starts at 4° Celsius;
- Very low fixation rate;
- Very low Cadmium level & other dangerous metals;
- Increases Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and helps microorganisms to reproduce & reduce soil degradation;
- Improves water and nutrient holding capacity;
- Acts as fertilizer and soil conditioner;
- Adds organic matter into the soil;
- Better metabolism of nitrate in plants;
- More phosphorous over the growing period;
- Stronger cell walls and therefore flavor enhancement;
- Resistance to fungi and mould attack;
- More upright stems & open leaves;
- Enhanced photosynthesis;
- More fertile and viable seed production;
- Increase in soil micro fauna; and
- Longer shelf life of produce.
Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+ (MOHP) which is of high grade and reactive natural fertilizer is the main source for organic & hyper ‘P’in all MMFL Fertilizer Blends. Unlike chemical phosphate fertilizers that mostly contain only the ‘P’ element, Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+ has many desirable features. It is rich in minerals such as Silica and Calcium, ensures all year round P availability, and encourages beneficial soil microorganism population growth. Healthy soil contains more than 250,000 types of microorganisms that encourage the absorption of fertilizers. Calcium gives a liming effect and reduces soil acidity while Silica helps increase plant strengths against pests and diseases.
Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+ is also a good soil conditioner. More productive soil is the result of using Organic phosphate. Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+ has a quick and slow release ‘P’ component, which is vital to achieve the maximum harvest. With Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+, farmers can rest assured that crops will always have enough ‘P’ supply to ensure a maximum harvest.
A 100% natural fertilizer, Minjingu Organic Hyper Phosphate+ does not react as quickly as the chemical ‘P’ fertilizers and the rate of fixation is minimal. The higher the fixation rate, the greater amount of ‘P’ fertilizer required to raise ‘P’ level in the soil. With chemical P, it is known that 75 – 80% ‘P’ will not be available for plant’s uptake. Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+ helps the absorption of nitrogen thus reducing the amount of undigested nitrogen. Unlike other fertilizers, Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+ can fertilize acid, neutral and even slightly alkaline soils.
Long-term exposure to chemical fertilizers prompts farmers to question the reasons for decreases in yearly harvests especially when more and more NPK fertilizers are applied. As a result, many farmers are now paying extra money on organic substances to encourage microorganism growth to maintain soil quality. Urea used in a very large quantity in farming leads to undigested nitrogen resulting in weaker plants, bad tasting crops and produce that go quickly bad.
Main Components of Minjingu Organic Phosphate
Organic phosphate contains Coral Calcium, Phosphoric and Silicic acids that come from the dropping of sea birds, the remains of fish, seaweed, and various other kinds of minerals.
Special Features of Phosphoric Acid
Organic-phosphoric acid consists of about 70% of the citric acid is soluble and the rest of ‘P’ is slowly released into the soil and constantly available in the soil. It is acknowledged that plants need continual phosphorus supply throughout its growth period to ensure a maximum harvest. This function cannot be found in chemical fertilizers such as superphosphate. Thus, organophosphates are proven to increase harvests compared to chemically treated phosphate fertilizers.
Plants absorb organic phosphates very effectively because the phosphoric acid is absorbed at a lower temperature compared to other phosphoric acid fertilizers. The table below contains some comparison between the organic hyper phosphate fertilizers at Minjingu:
Phosphoric Acid Fertilizer
Absorption Rate (%)
Fixation Rate (%)
Super Phosphate / Ammonium Phosphate
Steamed bone meal
The main component in Organic phosphate is Di calcium phosphate, which has a low solubility and does not condense. This reduces problems caused by unstable densities.
Agronomic Characteristics of Minjingu Organic Hyper phosphate+
- Particle size composition;
- Nutrient composition;
- Heavy metal composition; and
- Solubility as:
- Water Soluble Phosphorous;
- Neutral Ammonium Citrate Soluble Phosphorous
- 2% Citric Acid Soluble Phosphorous
- 2% Formic Acid Soluble Phosphorous
Global Comparison of MOHP with other Phosphate deposits in the World
Algeria (Djebel Onk)
Burkina Faso (Kodjari)
Jordan (El Hasssa)
Niger (Parc W)
Syrian Arab Republic (Khheifiss)
United States of America (Central Florida)
United States of America (North Carolina)
The Difference between Organic Phosphate and Chemical 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 content. The 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 degrade soil quality and plant productivity.
Chemical fertilizers kill soil microorganisms which are needed to allow plants to absorb fertilizers. 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.
Organic phosphate not only adds microorganisms in the soil (beneficial microorganisms are found in Organophosphate) but also increases the population of microorganisms. The slow phosphorous release makes it available over a longer period of time and plants take up the nutrients more effectively. The slow release part of Organophosphate is a vital element that directly affects the quality and quantity of harvest. Plants require constant supply of P throughout its growth period and if P is not available when needed, harvest quantity will be reduced. This function is not present in chemical phosphate fertilizers. Moreover, plants require a constant supply of P to allow better digestion of nitrogen fertilizer. If nitrogen fertilizer cannot be well absorbed, its remainder known as Nitrate Nitrogen is hazardous. Organic phosphate helps plants digest nitrogen effectively and reduces the unwanted excess of the “Undigested nitrogen.”