How to correctly store microbial fertilizer?

2023/11/25 14:40

Microbial fertilizer is an organic fertilizer containing a large number of beneficial microbial strains, which can provide nutrients needed by plants and improve soil quality. In order to maintain the activity and stability of microbial fertilizer, correct storage is very important. The following will introduce in detail how to correctly store microbial fertilizer.

First of all, the temperature at which microbial fertilizer is stored is key. Generally speaking, microbial fertilizer should be stored in an environment where the temperature is controlled between 4-10 degrees Celsius. This temperature range helps maintain microbial activity and slows down the rate of decomposition of the bacteria. If the storage temperature exceeds 10 degrees Celsius, the activity of microorganisms will decrease rapidly, affecting the effectiveness of the product. On the other hand, if the temperature is too low, microorganisms may become dormant or die. Therefore, it is recommended to store microbial fertilizer in a refrigerator or cold storage to ensure temperature stability.

Secondly, avoiding direct sunlight is one of the basic principles for storing microbial fertilizer. Microorganisms are very sensitive to sunlight radiation, and direct sunlight can cause the death of microbial strains. Therefore, when storing microbial fertilizer, you should choose a storage location away from direct sunlight. The option is to store in a dark, cool and ventilated storage area. If the storage container is transparent, use an opaque lid or shade cloth to block sunlight.


In addition, sealing is also one of the key factors for storing microbial fertilizer. Microorganisms need appropriate oxygen levels to survive and reproduce, and too high or too low oxygen levels will affect the activity of microorganisms. A well-sealed container should be selected to store microbial fertilizer to reduce the amount of oxygen entering the container. You can use plastic bags, plastic buckets, glass bottles and other well-sealed containers to store microbial fertilizers.

In addition, when storing microbial fertilizers, care must be taken to avoid excessive humidity. Excessive humidity will lead to the decomposition of microbial strains and the growth of harmful bacteria, thus affecting the quality of microbial fertilizers. Therefore, the place where microbial fertilizer is stored should be kept dry and avoid contact with water or objects with high humidity. If the storage location has high humidity, you can place some desiccant to absorb excess moisture.

In addition, avoiding contact between microbial fertilizer and organic compounds is also an important step in storing microbial fertilizer. Organic compounds may react or produce chemical changes with microorganisms, thereby affecting the survival and stability of microorganisms. Therefore, when storing microbial fertilizer, it should be stored separately from organic compounds to avoid unnecessary chemical reactions.

Regular inspection and update are the key to ensuring the quality of microbial fertilizer. Excessive storage time will cause the activity of microorganisms to decrease or die, thus affecting the effect of microbial fertilizer. Therefore, it is recommended to regularly check the validity period of microbial fertilizer and renew it with fresh microbial fertilizer as needed.

To sum up, the correct storage of microbial fertilizer requires attention to storage temperature, avoidance of direct sunlight, maintenance of sealing, humidity control, avoidance of contact with organic compounds, and regular inspection and updating. Only by ensuring the activity and stability of microbial fertilizer can it exert its effect to a greater extent and provide effective nutrients to plants.