In general, chemical fertilizers provide three major plant nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPK. However, the ever increasing cost of commercial fertilizer products driven, in part, by the inevitable depletion of global phosphorus, is forcing producers to look for alternative sources like bio-fertilizers and other organically-based solutions.
The primary advantages of using biosolids as a fertilizer alternative are cost efficiencies and the presence of nutrients and organic matter. Returning these valuable materials back to the soils is a critical element in long-term sustainability. Typically, Class B biosolids contain the nitrogen, phosphorus and organic matter required to promote plant growth and healthy soil conditions, but they are low in potassium. In other words, they have the N & P, but lack the K required to be achieve optimal performance. The Class A (EQ) LysteGro® biofertilizer product has predictable NP & K values and it is rich in organic matter, making it ideal for agriculture and many other beneficial uses.
- How do Biosolids differ from Wastewater Sludge?
- How are Biosolids Generated?
- Do Biosolids fertilizers have an odor?
- Do Biosolids Contain Heavy Metals?
- What are Class A, Class A EQ and Class B Biosolids?
- How are Biosolids quality and land applications regulated?
- Can Biosolids use impact Ground and Surface Water?
- How long have wastewater treatment plants existed?