Introduction to Fertilizers

  • Play the micro-lecture Introduction to Fertilizer, delivered by Dr. John Shields,
  • Discuss how excess nutrients added to the soil are harmful to the environment.
  • Finally, discuss the need for using fertilizers in agriculture to feed the increasing global population.

What are fertilizers and why are they used in agriculture? Watch the following video to know about fertilizers, types of fertilizers, their compositions and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

Introduction to Fertilizer, by Dr. John Shields, interim director of the IFDC Research and Development Division