Agriculture is always an important industry, which is the primary condition for production. It provides food, industrial raw materials, capital and exports to other sectors of the national economy. It is well known that agriculture has a huge market potential, especially in organic fertilizer production. When it comes to organic fertilizer production, organic fertilizer has a direct relation to it. With the development in agriculture, the benefits of organic fertilizer are increasingly conspicuous. In this view, it is profitable and feasible for entrepreneur/investors to start organic fertilizer business!
Organic fertilizer is rich in organic matters. It not only provides inorganic & organic nutrients, but also improves physical and chemical properties of soil. In addition, it has abundant raw materials resources from crop straws, livestock manure, leftovers, or municipal sludge. With the increasing living level and green food demand, most farmers, aiming to improve the market competitiveness of their agricultural products, are willing to apply organic fertilizer to improve the crops quality, therefore organic fertilizer production amount should also increase to meet the market need.
From the point of view of investors, starting an organic fertilizer production line needs to take many factors into consideration, such as planning and design, production technology and market analysis. You also need to register your company, find the location of organic fertilizer plant, pay attention to the packaging and design a marketing strategy. In addition, it would be better to seek support from the government or get the sponsor. It is very important to choose the right location. Since it may produce offensive odors, you are supposed to take full account of the factors before starting an organic fertilizer production line.
Now let us provide a concrete proposal that can help you start your organic fertilizer production project, and then open the business to get the maximum benefit within the shortest time.
Survey of Organic Fertilizer Raw Materials
The main goal of organic fertilizer plant is to produce organic fertilizer that uses a variety of materials containing organic matters and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in plant growth. Before starting an organic fertilizer plant, you need to make an investigation of the local organic raw materials market. To make a survey of needed information for factory construction, e.g., the kind of raw materials, acquisition and transportation ways and shipping cost.
The most essential thing to realize continuous organic fertilizer production is to promise the incessant supply of organic raw materials! Due to the characteristics of big volume and difficulty in transportation of raw materials, it had better to establish your organic fertilizer factory in places with sufficient supply of organic materials, such as near big pig farm, chicken farm etc.
In organic fertilizer production process, there are many common organic materials, Manufacturer usually choose the most abundant organic material as the main raw materials of their organic fertilizer, and use other organic raw materials or moderate NPK elements as additives, for example, an organic fertilizer factory established near a farm, and there are plenty of agricultural waste every year. The manufacture would like to choose crops straw as his main raw materials, and animal manure, peat and zeolite as accessories.
In short, organic materials, containing organic matter and nutrients which is necessary to promote the growth of crops, can be used as raw materials in organic fertilizer production process. Production technology can be designed according to different raw materials.
The Choice of Organic Fertilizer Factory
The location selection of organic fertilizer plant is closely related to future production costs and production management relations. You should primarily consider the following factors.
1. Organic fertilizer plant cannot be too far away from the farm. Chickens manure, duck excrement and pig manure are characterized by large volume, high water content and inconvenient transportation. If it is too far away from the farm, transportation cost of raw materials will increase.
2. The location from the farm cannot be too close and it is not suitable at the direction of the upper drift in the terms of farm. Otherwise it can produce infectious diseases, even causes epidemic prevention difficult to farm.
3. It should keep away from the residential area or work area. In the process or organic fertilizer production, it will produce some malodorous gases. Therefore, it would be better to keep away from affecting people’s living.
4. It should be located in places that are flat region, hard geology, low water table and excellent ventilation. In addition, it should avoid places that prone to slides, flooding or collapse.
5. The site should be adapted to local conditions and land conservation. Make full use of idle land or wasteland and does not occupy farmland. Use the original unused space as much as possible, and then you can reduce investment.
6. The organic fertilizer plant is preferably rectangular. Factory area should be about 10,000-20,000㎡.
7. The site cannot be too far away from the power lines in order to reduce power consumption and investment in the power supply system. It should be near water supply so as to meet the needs of production, living and fire water.
Precautions of Organic Fertilizer Plant Design
Proper scale of production and reasonable site selection
For new investors, Mini Organic Fertilizer Production Line is a better choice. This line is with smaller production capacity-about 700 kg per hour.
It is a relatively long process of organic fertilizer production. To use livestock manure as organic fertilizer materials, it usually takes 7 days for fermentation. The investment in site and machinery is huge. If the production scale is too large, the semi-diameter of raw material acquisition will increase and raw material transportation costs are high. Therefore, if the scale of production of organic fertilizer plant is more than 1,000 tons of pure organic fertilizer, you should consider build the site in areas that are rich in organic materials.
Paying attention to the degree of process automation
It is poor of working conditions in organic fertilizer production line. Labors are in heavy workload. Process automation should be increased in production. However, labors cost should be reduced. Modern science and technology provide possibility of process automation for organic fertilizer production. Meanwhile, machinery cost, running cost and maintenance cost are increasing accordingly. Therefore, you should choose proper process automation according to economic benefits rather than one-sided pursuit of production automation.
Improving imputrescibility of organic fertilizer machines
Manufacturers should understand organic fertilizer production process before putting into production. A whole set of organic fertilizer production line includes compost turner, organic fertilizer crusher, fertilizer mixer, organic fertilizer granulator, fertilizer dryer, fertilizer cooler, fertilizer screen and fertilizer packager. See more details at 50000 Tons/Year Complete Set of Organic Fertilizer Production Line
Livestock manure is important raw materials for organic fertilizer production. It has strong resistance. When it is sticking to the fertilizer equipment, it has a direct effect on the machinery. Ammonia and sulfur dioxide, produced during fermentation of crop straws and livestock manure, are corrosive. Therefore, when you purchase organic fertilizer production line, you should note the anti-corrosion. In most cases, spray coating for protection against corrosion on steel mill or use special raw material for processing equipment.
Improving suitability of organic fertilizer production line
There are some requirements in organic matter fermentation. As for organic fertilizer raw materials, there are certain requirements as well. It has a variety of raw materials and their characteristics are in a tremendous difference. Materials can be changed at different seasons. Each batch of raw materials is different in nature. For instance, moisture content of chicken manure is low in winter, but high in summer. To make sure process successfully, configure raw materials scientifically according to fermentation conditions i.e. water, oxygen, C/N ratio and heat, aiming to meet the demands of standard processing conditions. If water content of chicken manure is too high, you can add crushed dry straws or unfinished organic fertilizer.
Designing an Effective Organic Fertilizer Marketing Strategy
If you decide to do domestic organic fertilizer business, you should make an analysis on crops varieties in your locals/country, annual production and consumption of organic fertilizer, farmers preferences in applying organic fertilizer and compound fertilizer, development tendency of organic fertilizer in the next several years etc.
Organic fertilizer market analysis
You can make an analysis on organic fertilizer consumption, production, export and import. Make a concrete study of the data in recent years. Have in-depth understanding of organic fertilizer market development at home and abroad. Make clear of future development trend of local organic fertilizer market. And then find out the most popular organic fertilizer. Which type will be the next best-selling organic fertilizer. Fan Way Fertilizer Machinery has made some detailed analysis on organic fertilizer market, such as Organic Fertilizer Market Analysis in Indonesia
Setting sale target of organic fertilizer
When you make clear of frequency of organic fertilizer utility, you can set specific objectives in every sale stage. Routinely record sales performance and adjust sale strategy in time. According to sales performance and tendency, revise production plans. In other words, production is consistent with sale, avoiding oversupply or supply behind demand.
Making promotion of organic fertilizer
Because you start a new organic fertilizer production line, your brand and products is in low recognition. Therefore, you need to promote products. It includes ads, promotion on social software and offline promotion. These ways can be used simultaneously.
Improving the service quality after sale
Build perfect after-sales service system. Once customers have problems in the process of usage, after-sales service personnel should provide best service for every client. Especially in initial stage, the quality of after sales has a direct effect on brand building. On the other hand, customers’ feedback is conductive to adjust production and improve the quality of products.