Pre-Digested Organic Fertilizers vs Traditional Fertilizer: What's the Difference?


By Marko Macura, July 27, 2021

Thumb of 2021-07-28/dave/67582eAn estimated 30 million to 50 million American adults are lactose intolerant. This probably includes a lot of you reading this article! Especially the older we get, sometimes our bodies start to lose the lactic enzymes that are necessary to break down certain dairy products such as whole milk.

On the other hand, yogurt is a pre-digested product, which comes with good bacteria that digests lactose and milk proteins, rather than relying on your body's digestive enzymes to do the work. This allows your body to immediately absorb the nutrients without that discomforting enzymatic step for some, which is why most people who are lactose intolerant are able to eat yogurt without a problem.

Similar to humans, plants need their food to be broken down before they can uptake the nutrients from it.

We as humans are fortunate to have a digestive system that breaks down the food we eat to a simple form that allows our bodies to absorb nutrients. Plants, on the other hand, don't have digestive systems built into their bodies. Plants rely on microbes in the soil to break down their food to a simple structure that the roots can easily absorb.

Whole milk can be compared to the average organic fertilizer, which is simply a blend of organic materials. When these blends go into the soil, your plants rely on microbes in the soil to break these materials down to a simple form that plants can absorb and grow. This is a very slow process, which is why it takes an average of 2-6 weeks to see results from most organic fertilizers.

Traditional organic fertilizers are like whole milk. AgroThrive is like yogurt.

AgroThrive organic fertilizers are the only fertilizers that have already gone through much of this digestion, which allows the plants to absorb readily available, organic nutrients as it is applied, while also providing beneficial microbes to help digest other locked up nutrients in soil. This allows users to see results in less than a week! To learn more visit

This article is a part of our AgroThrive series.
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