What Is the Difference between Organic Plant Nutrients and Mineral-Based Plant Nutrients?

Organic fertilisers are natural products originating from living animals or plants, e.g. compost, manure and poultry manure. Organic fertilisers can also be refined from various residual products left over from the production of oil, vegetable oil and biogas, for example.

A mineral fertiliser is produced industrially by means of energy-intensive processes that are implicated in the production of greenhouse gases and help to bring about climate change. They can also be produced by means of mining.

Organic fertilisers have a positive impact on animal and bacterial life in the ground, and generally, continue working for longer than mineral-based fertilisers. The latter is due to the fact that the nutrients provided by organic fertiliser are bonded more effectively into the soil.