Why Do Farmers Use Plant Fertilizer?

Farmers fertilize soil to provide it with the nutrients needed to grow healthy food. If a region's soil is deficient in a particular nutrient, the farmer will add it.

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Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.