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Frequently asked questions

I am a certified organic grower. Can  I  use fertilizers from Biofert for my organic crops?

BioFert manufactures a range of organic and EcoCert approved fertilizers which can be used to grow certified organic crops. Please view our product catalogue and look for EcoCert seal or ask our experts to know if a product can be used to grow organic crops. It is the grower's responsibility to ensure that the product is suitable for use by their local certifying body.

What does Ecocert approved mean?

EcoCert lists products that can be used in organic farming.  Several of the BioFert products are EcoCert Approved or are in the process of being EcoCert approved.

Do fertilizers from BioFert have an offensive fish odour?

No. Biofert fertilizers are not made from manure or sludge- based products that are typically associated with offensive odour. Our manufacturing process, which is an accelerated fermentation process, removes all offensive odours. To mask any potential mild odour, we do add proprietary natural ingredients.

How do  I  apply Biofert fertilizers?

BioFert fertilizers are available in granular and liquid formulations. BioFert products can be used as a foliar spray, through a drip line, or added as a drench or banding around the plant. Instructions are printed on the label regarding methods of application, time to be applied, rate and use for different plants. We have a product for every circumstance and type of plant, be it a flower, vegetable, shrub, tree or turf. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Can I mix BioFert with other products?

Biofert products can generally be mixed with a number of products, but we do recommend checking compatibility before mixing the products, especially with liquid fertilizers. The easiest way to check compatibility is to mix small quantities of the needed products in water according to their dilutions and watch for any signs of reaction or sedimentation. If there is no reaction or settlement (sedimentation) in the container, it generally means that those products are compatible. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is foliar application?

When nutrients are sprayed on leaves they are absorbed into the plant and utilized much quickly than through root application. Foliar application may help in bypassing some soil related problems to deliver required nutrient to the plant at critical times of development, stress or other crop needs. Foliar application does not replace good soil management but supplements it very efficiently.

On which crops do Biofert fertilizers provide best results?

Biofert conducts extensive research and product development and has developed fertilizers that are suitable for a wide range of field crops, vegetable crops, fruit crops, flowering plants, hydroponics, greenhouse plants, nurseries, landscape plants, lawn and home garden. Biofert also formulates crop specific products for commercial and home garden markets. Please view products for more details.

What are the three numbers like 6-2-7 on fertilizer packages?

The three numbers on a commercial fertilizer bag are in the order NPK: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium.  The actual numbers are percentages: 6-2-7 fertilizer is 6% (by weight) Total Nitrogen, 2% Available Phosphoric Acid & 7% Soluble Potash. When choosing a fertilizer formulation, choose a fertilizer for the purpose you would like it to serve. If you wish to favour the growth of leaves over flowers (for instance for a leafy vegetable crop or lawn, choose a fertilizer with a higher first number; for flowers or fruits, choose a higher middle number and, for better root growth, choose a higher last number.  Just remember this- N:P:K is leaves: flowers: roots. BioFert has many products that have been specially formulated for specific crops at various growing stages. Please contact a BioFert representative for any questions.

Why are the NPK numbers lower in organic fertilizers as compared to synthetic fertilizers?

In nature, you will not find a high concentration of nutrients. In chemical fertilizers, higher concentrations are achieved by using synthetic means. If you are ‘organic-minded’ then you would understand that nature works at its own pace and does not believe in forcing growth with the indiscriminate feeding of plants. Organic fertilizers are made from such ingredients occurring in nature and hence have lower concentrations as compared to synthetic fertilizers.

I am just not comfortable changing my current fertilizer plan. Do you agree?

We suggest that you simply reduce your current fertilizer plan (regiment) if you are not comfortable changing it completely. If you decide to go the BioFert way even on a small area of your activity, you will, at least, be heading into a more environment-friendly direction. The best way to begin is to try out our organic fertilizers and amendments. You will realize soon that you need a lesser frequency of application, greater yields and better produce quality by using BioFert products.

Why should I switch to BioFert fertilizers from traditional synthetic chemical fertilizers?

Going organic is the natural choice if you care about the environment, healthy living, clean ground water & balanced eco-system.

Is it more expensive to use organic fertilizer than synthetic chemical fertilizer?

It can be actually less expensive to use organic and organic-based fertilizers over the course of the entire growing season. Chemical fertilizers are no longer as inexpensive as they used to be. Biofert is managed by environment conscious individuals who strive hard to promote the use of organics. It is one of our key mandates to make organic and organic based fertilizers affordable around the world.

Do Biofert organic and organic-based fertilizers work as well as chemical fertilizers that have a high percentage of synthetic nitrogen, phosphorus and potash?

Definitely! Organic fertilizers feed the soil by enriching it with nutrients and organic matter. The key is that organic products need to have nutrients in "available form" which is not always the case in organic fertilizers supplied by most fertilizer companies. Biofert has a special manufacturing facility in which different organic materials are fermented separately to ensure availability of nutrients. Although the numbers  in organic fertilizers are lesser than inorganic fertilizers, the efficacy is high. Besides, there are no negative side effects. The produce from organic fertilizers has lower salt concentrations, better taste and longer shelf life as they have not been artificially forced to grow using synthetic chemicals.

Why does it take longer for organic fertilizer to work than synthetic chemical fertilizers? What is the difference?

Chemical fertilizers feed the plant, not the soil. They provide a highly concentrated amount of nitrogen to the plant resulting in instant green up (2 to 3 days), but the effect does not last long. Organic fertilizers feed the soil, break down slowly and feed the plant only the amount of nutrients that the plant calls for. When you purchase a 50 lb bag of chemical fertilizer with a NPK value of 25-5-5 you are getting 35% synthetic chemical nutrients and 65% of inert ingredients that contribute nothing. When you purchase a bag of Biofert Organic Blend 6-2-7 NPK you get 20% all natural usable nutrients and 80% organic matter which promote and restores the microbial activity in the soil. Chemical fertilizers, on the other hand, work as deterrents for healthy microbial activity.

Are BioFert products proven?

BioFert products are researched and manufactured by a team of agricultural professionals and Professional Agrologists with several years of experience in the field of soil science and plant nutrition around the world. These products have been tested in our own laboratory and trial farm plots and ensure efficient uptake of nutrients by plants. The products have been extensively used by commercial growers, nurseries, landscapers and home gardeners with spectacular results. Please view testimonials from satisfied customers.

Are BioFert products safe for the environment?

Yes. BioFert manufactures organic and organic based fertilizers which are biodegradable and eco-friendly. Organic fertilizers do not contain synthetic chemicals. The nutrients are derived from all natural organic ingredients and do not contaminate the soil, ground water or the environment. Organic based fertilizers are made with an organic base and low amounts of synthetic chemicals to provide nutrients in higher quantities, which is not possible in organic fertilizers. These fertilizers are far safer than chemical fertilizers.

Which countries do you ship to?

We currently ship to most countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East & Australia. Before you place an order, please check the import requirements of the country you want to import the products to. For commercial quantities, please contact us.

How long can BioFert fertilizers be stored for?

BioFert liquid and granular fertilizers can be stored easily upto 3 years under appropriate storage conditions depending on the type of product.

How can  I  get a MSDS/SDS (safety data sheet) sheet for a certain product?

Please contact us for SDS of any product.

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