Organic fertilizer versus chemical Fertilizer 

The cost of fertilizer is one of the most important expenses for many farmers and gardeners. Adding fertilizer to soil will substitute for the nutrients that are consumed by plants or that are washed away by rain.  

There are many different types of fertilizers; however, in general you can divide them into two main categories of organic and inorganic fertilizers. To have a cost effective and competitive product farmers have to decide which fertilizer is best for them. In this project we will compare an organic fertilizer with an inorganic fertilizer to see which one gives farmers a better bang for their buck. (or which one is more cost effective).

 Project description:
In this project you will compare an organic fertilizer with an inorganic fertilizer and compare their productivity per unit of investment. You will need at least 4 weeks time for your preparation and plant growth experiments. If you are doing this experiment in a cold weather environment, you will need to do your experiments indoors and use artificial light.
 Details of this project
More details or support for this project is available for the members of Material needed for your experiments may be obtained locally from garden suppliers or the garden section of some hardware stores.