Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers run off our properties and into our water ways when it rains. This creates algae blooms that are creating dead zones in our oceans. A dead Zone is where there is zero oxygen in the water, so nothing can live.
Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilizers do not feed the soil. They feed the plants and ignore the soil. This method grows weak plants that have low bio-mass, making them vulnerable to disease and insects.
Compost, mulch, manure and natural minerals like oyster shells and kelp break down and feed the soil. The soil then feeds the plants. This approach grows strong plants high in biomass that are resistant to insects and disease.