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What is the difference between Pesticides and Fertilizers?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Oct 26, 2020

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D. Peter

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D. Peter, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Mexico

Answered Nov 08, 2019

Pesticides and fertilizers are two of the things that plants may need so that they can grow well. Pesticides are used in order to get rid of insects that may cause the plants to become diseased or harmed by insects. For example, there are some insects that may eat the leaves of the plant that may hinder the plant from growing properly.

Pesticides will repel the insects. Fertilizers can be organic and they will help the plant to have the nutrients that it needs in order to grow properly. This can be very helpful in making sure that the plant will be able to grow well. Some fertilizers are homemade while there are some who would rather opt for fertilizers that they can purchase from the gardening store.

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Answered Nov 04, 2019

Fertilizers and pesticides are needed for plants to grow and have good health. Fertilizers come in dry and liquid form, and they feed the plant with the nutrients. Fertilizers are available in organic and non-organic compounds. Pesticides are used on plants for removing, preventing, or controlling pests such as slugs, insects, fungal diseases, and snails. Pesticides thwart and control pests; however, pesticides also kill other bugs, such as ladybugs and bees.

Pesticides are a mixture of insecticides, fungicides, weed control materials, and rodent poisons. These pesticides act by destroying, inhibiting, and repelling harmful organisms. Fertilizers are used to boost the nutrient content of the soil. As plants mature, the nutrients in the soil become exhausted and are not restored by natural means. Fertilizers contain phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium for their growth. Pesticides and fertilizers may cause harm to organisms.

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