Scientists are developing a fertilizer that would produce the same amount of fertilizer per pound of potash as it does to make fertilizer for corn.
The fertilizer could be a huge win for growers, but it could also create problems for farmers.
It’s an innovation in farming that could lead to cheaper potash, better water, and better soil health.
The news was published in the January issue of National Geographic magazine.
The problem is that there’s not a lot of potatoe-based fertilizers on the market.
And many of those fertilizers are not cheap, says Jim Taylor, a hydrologist at the University of Wisconsin.
The researchers at the university are developing one that can be made by mixing a blend of fertilizer and a salt.
And, they’re hoping that it will work better than the standard commercial fertilizer.
“It’s like putting a couple of drops of water on a big pile of corn, and you want to put the pile of dirt over it,” Taylor says.
“But you don’t want the pile to get buried in the corn.”
In the field, the fertilizers would be mixed with a mixture of soil salt, nitrogen, and phosphorus, which are the same ingredients found in fertilizers used for fertilizer for other crops.
But there’s no guarantee that the fertilizer will work as well as the commercial fertilizer, Taylor says, adding that the researchers don’t know if it would be a good or bad fertilizer.
Potash fertilizer is a mixture made of different types of salts and nutrients.
The problem with commercial fertilizer is that it’s mostly made from the same stuff, says Michael Burt of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
So when you mix a fertilizer with the soil, the whole mix comes out the same, but the fertilizer doesn’t get the same nutrients as the soil.
“Commercial fertilizers usually have a certain amount of nutrients,” Burt says.
But it’s hard to predict what that amount will be, and it’s difficult to know what kind of nutrients it will give off, especially when there’s a lot more water in the soil than there is in the fertilizer.
To make the fertilizer, the researchers are using salt from the ocean.
They have found that sea salt works really well in the plant-based fertilizer, because the plant can grow out of it.
So far, the research has been done on the plant, but there’s hope that it could be applied to other plants too.
“Potash is an incredible fertilizer,” says Steve Toth, a research scientist at the National Science Foundation.
“If you’ve ever planted it, you’ll know that it has a tremendous effect on plants.”
Potash comes from the seeds of a plant that lives in the ocean for millions of years.
The salt, or brine, is what’s inside the plant.
The brine has nutrients that make the plant grow and produces sugars, which is what plants use to fuel their growth.
Potash, on the other hand, is a salt that has been extracted from the brine.
“We’ve known that salt is a good fertilizer for the ocean since the 1980s,” says Toth.
“There are so many problems with salt in that ocean.
The water’s not acidic, and the brines can be very salty.
So we thought we could use salt from a brine source and just use that as a fertilizer for this plant.”
I’ve been working with a lot different salt sources and they’re all good, and we’ve found that they have different salts that we can use in the same fertilizer, and they all work well,” Toth says.
So far, he says, the salt has been mixed with the plants roots, and then it’s been dried in the sun for about four weeks.
Then, the plant has been put into a greenhouse, where it’s grown on nutrient-rich soil.
The researchers hope to see this technology be applied on other crops, too.
But Taylor says the best application would be for the plant to grow out from the salt.”
The salt can be used as a nutrient for plants growing out of the brining,” he says.”
If we can figure out a way to get the salt out of a brining environment, we can have an ocean-based nutrient source that we could apply to any crop that grows out of salt.
“The National Geographic Magazine article is reproduced with permission from National Geographic.