The Production of Bone Meal for Plant Growth and Development
Keywords:Ecology & environmental sciences, Bone Meal, fertilizer, organic
Fertilizer plays a significant role in increasing plant growth and yield. While numerous fertilizers promote rapid development, this study aims to provide a low-cost yet efficient fertilizer that will not affect the plant or the environment, unlike inorganic ones. The testing stage produced a noticeable increase in the development of the plant. This study aims to improve these results without having harmful effects. Purposive sampling is the type of sampling method used in this study. The researchers carefully selected the study's participants based on the objectives that would be beneficial in accomplishing the study's goal. The participants were chosen based on their prior experiences and ownership interests in plants. Participants in this study are owners of plants who use fertilizer to nourish their plants. Most of the selected respondents perceived that using organic fertilizer is often more beneficial than inorganic fertilizer. This may stem from most of our respondents being gardeners who do gardening as a hobby rather than a job. Still, these are significant findings, given that the results establish a need for bone meal fertilizer. Findings also entail that bone meal fertilizers are lacking in some nutrients that other fertilizers have but make up for it in terms of affordability and sustainability. Overall, higher levels of respondents agreed to use bone meal as fertilizer than inorganic fertilizer or chemical fertilizer. However, most respondents often used more commonly known organic fertilizers such as compost to maximize crop yield on a specific piece of land. The results show that Bone meal fertilizer has been proven to be a successful and long-lasting way to encourage plant development and improve soil fertility. High phosphorus and calcium levels stimulate root growth, enhance flowering and fruiting, and fortify plant structure. Bone meal fertilizer also serves as a slow-release nutrient source, giving plants long-term advantages while lowering the chance of nutrient runoff and environmental damage. For organic farmers and gardeners looking for a natural and environmentally beneficial solution, its organic nature makes it a recommended option. Using bone meal fertilizer can optimize crop yields and ensure healthy plant growth while being socially and environmentally responsible.