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With diet as it is today, about 40 percent of all food is produced thanks to artificial fertilizer," he says.
There are several ways by which artificial fertilizers reduce aeration of soils.
For that to happen, farmers will have to go back to the old ways of raising crops before the use of artificial fertilizers and the spraying of huge quantities of pig manure.
He was a prolific inventor, whose inventions ran the gamut from his trademark bifocals to the Franklin stove to artificial fertilizer.
Wonders as striking as railroads and steamships conspired with humble revolutions like the use of artificial fertilizer to make the world new and bountiful.
Traditional varieties are often more resistant against diseases than shrubs on the modern mass plantations, which heavily rely on artificial fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides.
Without fossil fuels artificial fertilizer, pesticides and energy to irrigate the US can sustain only about two thirds of its present population.
Gardeners who are really interested to have a right ratio of potassium to sodium won t use any artificial fertilizer.
Some gardeners feel that the purchase of a blended artificial fertilizer each spring will feed their plants adequately.
The rates of nitrogen applied to these fields are often several times higher than those in which artificial fertilizer has been used.
For Iceland's shepherds and cattlemen to go organic, they will have to provide organic grain and hay, a minor stumbling block because some artificial fertilizer is now used in hay making.
The heavy use of artificial fertilizer can become an upward spiral which has been likened to a junkie craving drugs.
Living alone at Low Birk Hat Farm without electricity or running water, Hannah managed the land using traditional methods that avoided adding artificial fertilizers or re-seeding.
It starts with the purely finest ingredients available and is distilled from 100 percent American grain, kept free of GMOs, artificial fertilizers and synthetic pesticides.
Entitled "Vermicomposting as a Microenterprise in the Rural Communities of Lebanon," her business plan will help small farmers grow produce without using artificial fertilizers, thus making savings.