Detailed Analysis on Huge Advantages of Organic Fertilizer Business in North America

Organic fertilizer is derived from plants or animals, which provides nutrients for planting growth after applying to soil. Using physical, chemical and biological technology, eliminate the offending material by certain processing technology, to meet harmless standard.

Generally speaking, there are abundant raw materials of organic fertilizer, including cattle manure, crop straws, sludge, compost, microorganisms, etc. Organic fertilizer contains rich organic matters, e.g., organic acid, peptide material, macro-nutrient, secondary element and micro-element. It provides general nutrition for crops, which has advantages of increasing soil organic matters, promoting microorganism reproduction and soil properties.
 
Classification of Organic Fertilizer
 
Farm Yard Manure
Farm yard manure is a mixture of animal manure, urine, fodder materials, waste straw and other materials. It contains 0.5% nitrogen, 0.45% iron, 0.25% phosphorus, 0.4% potassium, 0.08% calcium, etc. It is essential in soil amendment and has high content of organic matters.
Nutritional status of FYM (%)
 
Green Manure
Green manure is a fertilizer made from green plants. It is a pure fertilizer which contains complete nutrients. It can be divided into several types, such as cultivation, legumes and aquatic green manure and so on. Planting green manure plays a positive role in increasing fertilizer resource and soil improvement.
 
Compost
Compost is made from crop straw, leaves, sludge, peat and other plant residue. It requires making a heap of these organic matters and being in process of aerobic fermentation for several weeks or months. Compost Turners, such as hydraulic compost turner, are the most ideal equipment to ferment organic matters!
 
Biological Organic Fertilizer
Biological organic fertilizer is a fertilizer that used animal and plant waste (such as livestock manure, crop straw)as raw materials and then is handled in harmless treatment. It combines the properties of biological fertilizer and organic fertilizer. Beneficial microorganisms in biological organic fertilizer, after applied to soil, form symbiotic correlation with microbe in soil. It can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. These materials can be a complex interaction and mutual promotion. Therefore, it can provide a variety of irritating substances directly or indirectly for crops, to promote and regulate crop growth.
 
Great Advantages of Investing in Organic Fertilizer Business in United States and Canada

1. Huge organic fertilizer market potential in North America
World fertilizer is developing toward to multi-component, multi-function, high efficiency, high concentration and NO-POLLUTION. It is wise to combine inorganic with organic and microbial organic fertilizer. The organic fertilizer business is relatively new, highly fragmented, under-capitalized and growing rapidly.
 
2. Organic fertilizer market is driven by the increasing demand of organic food
The rapid development of the organic agriculture and enhancing demand for organic food in the country spurs the growth of the organic fertilizers market.
Organic food, also called biological food or ecological food, is a product produced in a way that meets international or national organic food requirements and standards. These products should be authenticated by certification body, including grain, edible oil, mushrooms, vegetables, fruit, fruits, nuts, dairy products, poultry livestock products, honey, seafood, spices and so on.
From 2004-2014, organic sales in U.S. increased from 10 billion dollars to 39 billion dollars. Consumers’ demand of organic food has been in sustained growth. As a recent Consumer Reports shown, over 50% consumers in America are willing to buy organic food. Although organic food is continuously increasing, supply shortage is an urgent issue that needs to be solved in future. Nowadays, organic food accounts for 5 percent of total food sales in America. And it will be increasing in recent years.

Organic food sales have been growing steadily from 2000 to 2014. Although organic food sales were in slow growth in 2007-09 recession, it rebounded quickly in the later several years. In 2013-14, it maintains an annual average rate of 11%, which will continue to increase. Therefore, it has huge market potential in organic market in America.
Consumers have strong demand for organic food in Canada. Organic food sales increased from 2 billion dollars in 2008 to 3 billion dollars in 2012. Canadian organic food market share has increased nearly triple in value. It was far greater than other agricultural product. More than 58% Canadians are in fond of purchasing organic food according to a survey.  Although organic food sales only have a 1.7% market share of the whole food market, it is still increasing year by year. As for OVCRT, it has a goal to spread organic food market share in Canada to 5% by 2018.
Organic farming in North America has been in rapid growth in the past years and is well expanding for continued years. In the process of propelling organic farming, the promoter action of organic fertilizer becomes a hot topic.

3. North Americans have already realized the Benefits of Organic Fertilizer
Chemical fertilizers are not environmentally friendly.
Though chemical fertilizers help crops grow, they do not help to improve the health or structure of the soil. Hence, when chemical fertilizers are used for prolonged duration, the soil gets damaged as the trace nutrients are not replenished in the soil, which is the reason why more and more farmers in United States and Canada prefer to use organic fertilizer. In addition, it shows the trend of increasing organic fertilizer market share in agricultural market.
Compared to chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer has several benefits.
First of all, it can be free of unhealthy materials for agriculture and provide green and organic products.
In the meanwhile, organic fertilizer ensures soil availability for long time and provides multiple nutrients for crops.
At last, organic fertilizer can be produced by farmers or prepared by farm. The cost of organic fertilizer production can be lower than chemical fertilizer.


4. Large market share of organic fertilizer in North America
U.S. is the second largest fertilizer consumer and leading fertilizer importer in the world. U.S. imports fertilizer mainly from Canada, Mexico and Peru. In 2011, US organic fertilizer market volume is 684.1 million dollars, increasing at an annual average of 20.2%. In the meanwhile, organic fertilizer manufacturers produce fertilizer in certain regions. Organic fertilizer is usually applied to landscaping and gardens in the country. Data shows that, there has already been more than 9,000 organic fertilizer manufacturing factories in United States till 2009, and the number still keeps growing. The consumption of organic fertilizer accounts for 50% of the total fertilizer consumption. Looking across the world organic fertilizer industry, United States takes a large share of the global organic fertilizer--about 80%, the annual profits reaching to 7 billion dollars!

In Canada, it has approximately 2% cultivated land. Because of ever-increasing organic market in the country, it shows growing demand of organic fertilizer. In addition, booming organic food market is the most important factor that drives organic fertilizer market.