Most people, when they think of fertiliser, screw up their nose. When we ask people if they want to smell our Seaweed Biological Fertiliser sample, they are usually slightly hesitant. But, when they smell it, they always smile ..with relief!
It’s true ‘off’ things often smell bad. Smell is how nature helps to bring in the tough bacteria to break down matter. But, here is an article about how microbes effectively diminish odor in Biological Fertiliser.
Fertilisers don’t have to Smell Bad to be Effective
At SONIC Natural Farming, when we make Biological Fertiliser, a Starter Culture made up of millions of friendly bacteria is added. These beneficial microorganisms dominate the decomposition process, speeding up the breakdown of organic material and subsequently, minimising rotten smells.
In fact, when we make a Biological Fertiliser, hydrolysate out of fish, the ‘ready’ indicator is, there is hardly any smell at all. You can still tell it is fish in the fertiliser, but it doesn’t make you hold your breath and screw up your face.
Fish hydrolysate, a liquid derived from fish, has gained popularity in various industries due to its numerous benefits. One key advantage of fish hydrolysate is its low odor compared to fish emulsions.
Fish emulsions are commonly used as organic fertilisers or soil amendments due to their high nutrient content. However, one drawback of fish emulsions is their strong and unpleasant odor. This can be off-putting for users who prefer a more pleasant working environment or for those who are sensitive to strong smells.
In contrast, fish hydrolysate offers a solution to this issue. The process of producing fish hydrolysate involves breaking down the fish into smaller molecules through a cold biological fermentation process. This results in a liquid that retains the beneficial nutrients and compounds found in fish, but with significantly reduced odor.
The low odor of fish hydrolysate makes it more appealing for use in various applications. It can be used as a foliar spray, root drench, or added directly to irrigation systems without causing any unpleasant smells. This makes it an ideal choice for agricultural use, landscaping projects, and even home gardening where maintaining a pleasant environment is important.
Furthermore, the reduced odor of fish hydrolysate does not compromise its effectiveness as a fertiliser or soil amendment. It still provides essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium along with trace minerals that promote healthy plant growth and increased crop yields.
Low odor of fish hydrolysate compared to fish emulsions makes it a preferred choice for those seeking the benefits of liquid fish-based products without the strong smell associated with traditional options. Its versatility and effectiveness make it an excellent option for various applications in agriculture and gardening alike.
Beneficial Microbes Control the Odor
Beneficial microorganisms are capable of eliminating all sorts of odors, including ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. It also doesn’t matter if the problem is indoors or outdoors. Thanks to the regenerative bacteria that enhance the power of each other, the effects can be long-lasting.
Livestock and Beneficial Microbes
Organic livestock farmers use beneficial microbe formulas, sometimes known as E.M. to effectively get rid of odor in animal enclosures. Because it inoculates the animal droppings, they break down faster, and produce less smell. SONIC Liquid Seaweed, containing beneficial microbes, has a pleasant smell and can be used to rid bad odor in animal enclosures also.
So, if you think that Biological Fertiliser production on your farm will smell bad, you don’t need to worry. We use a 100% natural, wild harvested, beneficial microbe Starter Cultures, and you may find, that SONIC Biological Fertiliser is not offensive but instead smells quite sweet!!
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