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The Facts About Bio-Organic Fertilisers

The Facts About Bio-Organic Fertilisers

Agricultural and Soil Scientists and Researchers are increasingly promoting the benefits of bio-organic fertilisers. This makes more and more sense when a holistic approach to soil bio – rehabilitation is regarded as as a longterm investment.

A step in the correct direction will be to incorporate bio-organic fertilisers in your fertiliser program and systematically reduce chemical/synthetic fertilisers. AgriPure’s achievement in the development of this product, followed by field testing on various crop types, allows you the Client to get all the benefits from this fertiliser that you need to optimise your soil health and overall quality. The AgriPure range of products is based on Sterilised and certified organic products. All AgriPure fertiliser components are fully traceable and carry full certification.

Question and Comments

What is the preferred fertiliser, Bio-organic or Chemical fertiliser?

National Research Centre for Citrus

Dr. Anoop Srivastava ~ ‘’I would always advocate using a combination of the two, which fits well with climate-smart agriculture.’’

P.B. Pawar ~ ‘’For today’s and tomorrow’s conditions combined using both forms of fertilisers will help feed growing populations. For higher productivity, inorganic fertilisers might be preferred and for quality, organic sources are better.’’

Atomic Energy Commission

M. Ahmaa ~ ‘’Both will be good to fulfil our requirements, good quality and good yield.’’

Main Bio-Control Research Laboratory, Sugar Federation

R. Muthukumrasang ~ ‘’Integration of both is the better option.’’

Washington State University

S. Shivaroti ~ ‘’Integration off both types will be a good choice. I think it will be beneficial in the long run.’’

Indian Agricultural Research Institute

S. Gaind ~ ‘’The integrated use of chemical and bio-organic fertilisers is more beneficial and economical. Intensive use of chemical fertilisers (for higher productivity) deteriorates the quality of the soil.’’

G.A. Rajanna ~ ‘’In my view, the integrated approach of bio-organic fertilisers and inorganic sources could be the best for achieving higher crop yields without deteriorating soil parameters.’’

Applied Sciences University of Isparta

V. Uygur ~ ‘’This is a function of environmental quality, food quality and adequate food production. We have to balance these factors for sustainable agriculture.’’

Scientific Reports (Research Abstract on Tomatoes)

‘’Bio-organic fertiliser with reduced rates of chemical fertilization improves soil fertility and enhances tomato yield and quality.’’


The continued and extensive use of chemical fertilisers poses serious collateral problems such as:

(i) environmental pollution,
(ii) pest resistance development and
(iii) food-safety decline.

Researchers focused on applying plant-beneficial microorganisms to partially replace chemical fertiliser. Bio-Organic use is being increased, due to the requirement for sustainable agriculture development.
Thus, to investigate the possibility of a plant-beneficial Trichoderma strain and its bio-organic fertiliser product in saving chemical fertiliser and improving crop quality, field trials and continuous experiments were carried out with tomato.

The following treatments were set up:

  1. Reduced application of chemical fertiliser (75% of the conventional application) plus Trichoderma-enriched bio-organic fertiliser (BF);
  2. Organic fertiliser (OF)
  3. Trichoderma spore suspension (SS) with using the 100% rate of the conventional chemical fertiliser as the control (CF). The results showed that the total soluble sugar, Vitamin C and nitrate accumulations were, respectively, +up to 24%, +up to 57% and –up to 62% in the tomatoes of the BF treatment compared to those of the control (CF). And both of the pot and field trials revealed that reduced rates of chemical fertiliser plus bio-organic fertiliser produced tomato yields equivalent to those obtained using the 100% of the chemical fertiliser.
  4. However, application with the inoculant alone (SS) or combined with the organic fertiliser alone (OF) would lead to a yield decreases of 6–38% and 9–35% over the control. Since the increased abundance of soil microflora and the enhanced soil fertility frequently showed positive linear correlations especially in the BF-treated soils, we conclude that the efficacy of this bio-organic fertiliser for maintaining a stable tomato yield and improving tomato quality may be due to the improved soil microbial activity.
  5. Thus, the results suggest that the Trichoderma bio-organic fertiliser could be employed in combination with the appropriate rates of chemical fertilisers to get maximum benefits regarding yield, quality and fertiliser savings.

Gained Benefits from Bio-Organic Fertilisers

The aspects listed below represent some of the sustainable Bio-Organic application benefits.
  • Improved Soil structure.
  • Rehabilitation of the organise. micro-organism, organic components and carbon levels.
  • Better holding capacity for water and nutrients.
  • Increased movement of water and nutrients in the soil.
  • Improved aeration.
  • No risk of a toxic build-up of chemicals and salts.
  • Increased biodiversity of natural soil-borne organisms of 30% if compared with chemical fertilisers, organic material contain carbon and nutrients that strongly support the life of the soil microbiome in the rhizosphere region. This flourishing diverse microbiome will in return improve:
    • Nitrogen-fixing.
    • Nitrogen uptake enhancement.
    • Nitrification of ammonia.
    • Phosphate liberation.
    • Carbon fixing.
    • Organic breakdown and nutrient release.
    • Plant growth hormone production.
    • Increased pathogen resistance.

The Article, Roots, Soil and Everything In Between by David H Mc Near Jr. (Assistant professor of Rhizosphere science.) explains the science of the above. READ HERE

  • Bio-organic fertilisers are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable and environmentally friendly.
  • Decreased harmful runoff caused by synthetic fertilisers into waterways, underground water, rivers etc.
  • Bio-organics will cause less plant and root damage if compared with chemical fertilisers.

Dis-advantages of Bio-Organic Fertilisers

  1. Lack of application knowledge and product performance compared to traditional fertilisers.
  2. Although Kg for Kg traditional chemical fertilisers contain a higher % N, P and K, bio-organic fertiliser deliver a longterm soil health and stability benefit.


In the long run, fully certified and traceable bio-organic fertilisers will play an increasing role of importance for sustainable agriculture, the environment, food supply, produce quality and soil health.

AgriPure Bio-Organic Products has been researched Trial Tested and Developed as the World Standard and referenced for Bio-Organic Fertilisers and Soil remediation products. A dedicated team of South African, American and Danish University Specialists, AgriPure Bio-Chemists, Pedologists, Ecologist, Agriculturists, Agri-Economist and Plant Morphologists all assisted to develop this World Class Bio-Organic Product.

The product is Bio-organic and therefore not harmful to the environment, birds or animal life. AgriPure contains carefully selected Microbial Organisms and Organic Compounds including Macro and Microelements with a notable presence of Carbon.