A lot of commercial and home gardeners are turning to organic fertilizer granulation machines for more efficiency, time savings, and less waste. These new-age machines can do the work of up to 100 people. All that is needed to use the device is a drum containing the powdered material, a mixing tank, and an air pump. The drum is filled with the granules and the mixing tank containing the air is then pushed by the air pump into the soil. Once in the soil, the air pushes the granules into the holes in the soil is tilled along with the surplus granules.
If you’re considering getting one for your garden or farm, then you should know how they sometimes vary. Keep reading to learn a few ways this happens.
Cost savings: If you are using a hand-crank or a push-type machine, then you will spend a lot of your hard-earned money just on the fuel alone. The drum and pan granulation organic fertilizers cost about half the amount of gas and electricity it would take to operate the same-sized machine. You also have the issue of disposal. Traditional wet type granulation machines have a storage tank to contain the waste. You need to constantly refill this storage tank to ensure that your plants get the amount of fertilizer needed.
More pellets in the mix: The composted organic manure fertilizer granulation machines are designed to break down the waste into more simple ingredients like lactic, pyrophosphate, and potassium nitrate salts. They can produce several hundred pounds of dry materials each time. With traditional methods, you will only get one pound of dry materials for every ten pounds of fresh material. In addition, it takes longer to break down the waste in the traditional method. This means you will spend more time waiting for the materials to break down before you start to reap any benefits from your efforts.
Different production rates: Organic materials take longer to break down. The larger the granulation equipment you have, the faster your organic materials will break down. With this factored into your needs you will be able to adjust the speed of the machine depending on how quickly you need the finished product. If you have a large-scale operation, then you might want to go with a piece of wet granulation equipment. However, if you are operating a smaller operation then you might opt for dry granulation equipment. There are advantages and disadvantages to both of these choices.
Variety: When using a powdery material, you will not have a great deal of variety in the types of ingredients you can use. With organic material, you can choose from a wide range of ingredients including manure, coffee grounds, citrus peels, alfalfa hay, alfalfa meal, sheep castings, and coconut coir. This allows you to have a large assortment of ingredients for your gardening needs. Instead of being limited to one type of organic fertilizer, you can have a wide variety on hand for any type of garden.