The Effect of Fertilizer Diversity in Agricultural Applications on Product Quality in Fruits and Vegetables
The quality of agricultural production is significantly influenced by the conditions in which the products are grown, and among these factors, the diversity of fertilizers is of great importance. Therefore, research on fertilizers that affect all quality characteristics of agricultural products during their consumption as food products is highly important. In this paper, the relationship between various fertilizer types used in plant cultivation conditions and the quality characteristics of agricultural products has been investigated. The literature has shown that the quality of agricultural food products is influenced by the type of fertilizer used, application rate, irrigation technique, and related parameters. Therefore, the type, quantity, and technique of fertilizer application used in the cultivation of various plant species should be determined. In addition to basic nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium essential for plant growth, micro-nutrients must also be provided. In this context, questions about the product quality that the use of organic and inorganic fertilizers will create should be answered through research. This paper emphasizes the potential impact of the use of organic fertilizers on the final product, and explores the environmental pollution effects of organic or inorganic fertilizers, as well as the direct impact they have on food quality in food production.