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What are fertilizers? Classify fertilizers.

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Fertilizers - Fertilizers are one of the major components for obtaining higher yields especially in expensive farming practices. Fertilizers are divided into following four groups:

(i) Nitrogenous fertilizers - These fertilizers supply the macronutrient nitrogen.


Example - Urea, CO(NH2)2


(ii) Potassic fertilizers - These fertilizers supply potassium which is one of the essential macronutrient of the plants.


Example - Potassium sulphate, K2SO4.


(iii) Complex fertilizers - These fertilizers contains two or more nutrients.


Example – Nitrophosphate


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