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But what is a fertilizer?

A fertilizer comes either in organic form (organic matter in decomposition: compost, manure, etc.), which you can find commercially in various packaging (granules, pastilles, pellets, tablets, etc.), or in mineral form ( mineral fertilizers from the agrochemical industry, with recommended packaging in Osmocote-type coated granules). All of these fertilizers contain the nutrients the plant needs to grow.

To simplify, there are 3 or 4 major elements necessary for the development of plants: N (Nitrogen), P (Phosphorus) and K (Potasse) and to a lesser extent magnesium (Mg). The other mineral elements called trace elements (copper, boron, iron, zinc, etc.), consumed in smaller quantities are also essential. They are more rarely lacking in the ground.

Nitrogen: provided by fertilizers in mineral form (nitrates), it is immediately assimilated by the roots of plants, which will allow rapid growth of all their green parts. For a longer-lasting action, you can either supply organic nitrogen in granules (pellets) for example, or directly assimilable nitrate, but in the form of coated granules with progressive release (Osmocote).

NB: Be careful, nitrogen in the form of nitrate is not retained by the soil, it must be added during vegetation so that it is not “washed out” and pollutes the water table. Hence the advantage of using coated fertilizers with programmed release of the Osmocote Exact type which provide the plant with all the nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potash, magnesia and trace elements) necessary for its growth, as it according to its needs, without waste and in an optimal way. For your ease of use, there are packaging in "cones  of Osmocote Exact called "  Tablet ”. This formulation is particularly easy to use with Fertil'Canne®.

Phosphorus, Potash and Magnesium: these 3 elements fixed in the soil do not migrate easily, they need a long time to reach the roots. With Fertil'canne®, they can be made directly available to the roots in the spring, when vegetation starts.

If you want to further improve your fruit harvests or give more resistance to plants that seem fragile , you will have to incorporate the fertilizer deeper into the soil (between 15 and 30cm), so that these 3 elements are as close as possible to the roots.

This remark applies to all fertilizing elements, so a supply of trace elements in the event of a deficiency (Copper, iron, boron, etc.), as close as possible to the roots, can be essential for the proper development of your plants.
Fertil'canne® brings these fertilizers precisely where they will be available and useful for the plant.

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