The shortfall between grain consumption and production has led to a significant decline in global grain inventories. Global warming is exacerbating this problem with major droughts, causing serious crop failures all over the world.
Fertilizer Indirectly Benefits Wildlife
High yields from fertilizer use and other best management practices feed more people. They also free up land for wildlife, recreation, and urban development, while making efficient use of soil and water resources.
Agriculture is highly susceptible to climate variability and extreme weather conditions, such as droughts, floods, and severe storms. The forces behind these extreme weather conditions also greatly affect farm productivity. In the last 100 years, human activity has significantly impacted atmospheric conditions, such as:
- changes in rainfall
- carbon dioxide levels
- the ozonosphere
- temperature inconsistencies
Deforestation is the clearing of the Earth's forests on a large scale, resulting in damage to the quality of the land and air. Forests still occupy 30% of the world's surface, however, forest depletion continues at a rapid pace.
Among logging operations, crop rotation and other reasons for deforestation, there are solutions, such as smart application of fertilizers that would help alleviate the pressures of deforestation. The smart application of fertilizers is the key to mitigating this global problem. Let us not forget that trees absorb/filter carbon dioxide and produce oxygen-which is a key factor in combating the onset of global warming.