Advantages Of Aeration On Soils
It’s a method whereby soil original packing s altered creating small holes essential for air penetration, water and nutrients.
Fertilizers are natural or synthetic materials added to the soil, plants or part of the plant which improves the growth, fertilization and yielding of the plants, this is achieved by either the fertilizers providing nutrients or enhancing effectiveness of the soil to aerate or increase its water retention.
Fertilizers increase the ability of soils to produce maximum, give healthy and products quality and this can be achieved through aeration and good water retention and it’s done through adjustment of the soils composition.
There are different types of fertilizers with different functions when applied; fertilizers provide various proportions in the soil like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium nutrients,nitrogen gives the leaf growth; phosphorus helps in fruit, flower and root development while potassium gives strong growth, enables water movement and promotes flowering.
Fertilizers are used commonly for growing all crops with application rates depending on some important factors which include the type of plant and also fertility of the soils; some plants do not need nutrients because they can naturally make for themselves like legumes which make their nitrogen.
Aeration keeps circulation of oxygen and carbon dioxide steady making it better for the plants growth as accumulation of this carbon dioxide retards growth and if it exceeds, the crop may die.
Fertilizers improve microorganism population activity in the soil as they require oxygen for survival in the soil and the deficiency of oxygen in the soils slows down the rate of these microbial activity leading to either drying up of crops.
Poor aeration in the soil may lead to formation of toxic materials in the soil, this results to development of injurious substances such as ferrous oxide or carbon dioxide as these gases no way to get out; this might lead to abrupt dying of plant or affecting flowering of the crops.
Apart from increasing yields, fertilizers also promote healthy growth of crops and quality yields while other nutrients give the power of faster fertilization and seed development like phosphorus.
Survival of plants in cases of adequate rains to produce better yields can be increased by use of fertilizers containing potassium; these nutrients increase the ability of plants to hold water in between them by strengthening of stalks and straws.
Fertilizers improve soils fertility and texture which boots crop growth and this is best done by natural ones like manure which eradicate soil problems as they are non-toxic
Application of natural or synthetically made manures put the soil in long-term benefit as soil can last long being aerated and supporting microbial activities in the soil and next farming season one may not be forced to apply any but still get the best results.