Why is Fertilizer Important for Vegetables?

Fertilizer plays an essential role in the overall growth and yield of vegetable crops, especially in commercial environments. The soil you plant your vegetable in will ultimately become the vegetable pant’s habitat, which is why it is so important that the soil contains the required chemical, and biological properties that will promote the optimal plant growth. Vegetable plants, just like other living organisms, require certain nutrients and minerals to grow, and ultimately bear fruit.

What makes the application of fertilizer in commercial environments so essential, is that the soil is used over and over every year to plant the desired vegetable types. This means that the previous plants that grew in the soil, have soaked up all the nutrients and minerals present in the soil, leaving little for future crops. Supplemental fertilizer will thus enrich the soil with the nutrients and minerals needed for optimal growth of the next generation of vegetables planted.

Kynoch is a leading producer and supplier of Fertilizer in South Africa, and has developed a range of fertilizers designed to meet the specific nutrient needs of different crop types, and at different growth phases. For more information about Kynoch Fertilizer products, talk to a sales consultant today. Kynoch has assisted many farmers and clients to get the most out of their vegetable crops, helping them to deliver quality vegetables and increasing yield by using the highly innovative and specialised fertilizers.

The essential minerals and nutrient required for optimal vegetable plant growth

Kynoch’s fertilizer products are designed to give the vegetable plant what they need, when they need it most. The following 17 nutrients are required for adequate growth of your vegetable crops, and 14 thereof are derived from the soil itself:

  • Carbon (C)
  • Hydrogen (H)
  • Oxygen (O)
  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Sulphur (S)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Boron (B)
  • Molybdenum (Mo)
  • Chlorine (Cl)
  • Nickel (Ni)

Soil testing helps farmers and agriculturalists to determine any shortcomings regarding nutrients present in the soil, and how much fertilizer is required. If you are a commercial vegetable farmer, then supplementary fertilizer is essential. Many factors affect the choice of fertilizer for your vegetables, such as the soil structure and chemical composition and the method that will be used to apply the fertilizer.

Get the best fertiliser for your vegetables from Kynoch fertiliser today – Our Veggie OEMFF is suitable for a variety of vegetable plants.

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