Since Blith's time bone was the one new fertilizer that had come into use.
The latter is at once the great fertilizer and the great highway of the country which it serves.
The manufacture of alcohol from the sulphite lyes of the wood-pulp industry was contemplated, but carbide, although produced in increasing quantities, was not considered as a possible raw material owing to its greater importance as a source of the fertilizer cyanamide.
Its phosphoric acid makes it so valuable as a fertilizer that it is a most important by-product.
By the late 1800s, superphosphates were all the rage and eighty factories were manufacturing this high-yield fertilizer from coprolites (that is, phosphate-rich fossils of ancient animal dung—I kid you not).
The municipal garbage plant (destructor) collects and reduces to fertilizer 200 tons of garbage per day.
Compared with the commercial fertilizer which the farmer has to buy, cotton seed possesses, therefore, a distinct value.
The sale of the fertilizer more than pays for the cost of reduction, and the only expense the city has is in collecting it.
Although good crops may follow the application of lime, the latter is not a direct fertilizer or manure and is no substitute for such.
The Alabama is an important carrier of cotton, cotton seed, fertilizer, cereals, lumber, naval stores, &c.; and in the fiscal year 1906-1907 the freight tonnage was 417,041 tons.
Its commercial value for the manufacture of fertilizer was established in 1867, and the mining of it began soon afterwards in the Ashley River region.
The introduction of this new supply had a marked effect on the fertilizer business of the country.
In the early 1800s, fertilizer companies sprang up using bone meal as the principle agent.
This industry in 2904 yielded fertilizer valued at $ 2 54,3 60 and oil valued at $33,110.
Cotton seed meal, in the absence of sufficient stock to consume it, is also used extensively as a fertilizer, and for this purpose it is worth, determining the price on the same basis as used above for the seed, from $19 to $20 per ton.
It has cotton and knitting mills, cotton-seed oil factories, machine shops, and wagon, stove, plough and fertilizer factories; and is a market and jobbing centre for a fertile agricultural region.
By the early twentieth century, most manufacturing of fertilizer had switched to the synthetic production of ammonium sulfate and ammonium phosphate.
They should be advocating that genetically modified crops be created not because it would result in better looking strawberries, but because GM crops don't require fertilizer or pesticides.