The word organic has never been more in trend than it is now. Globally, the demand for organic foodstuff is increasing every day, and it is affecting every vertical that is concerned with organic agriculture. Organic fertilizers are one such part of the organic agriculture trend that is affected by the demand, and corn steep liquor happens to be one of the best contenders for the same.
Corn steep liquor, with its rich nutrients profile, is a great organic fertilizer/ organic nutritional aid for organic agriculture, and is available at a much cheaper price point than other organic fertilizers. Since corn steep liquor is a by_product of the corn wet milling industry, and is high in nutritional content, it is the perfect contender for an organic fertilizer.
Apart from its rich nutrient profile, the benefit that corn steep liquor has over other chemical fertilizers is the readily_available nitrogen content to be absorbed by the plants. Free nitrogen content, coupled with a rich amino acid profile of corn steep liquor makes for a highly suitable organic fertilizer for organic agricultural practices.
Corn steep liquor is available in two forms in the market, either the liquid or powdered form. Corn steep liquor, in its liquid form, has around 45-50% dry matter, while in the powdered form, the product has around 85-90% of dry matter. In animal feed, the liquid form of corn steep liquor is preferred since it helps act as a binding agent for animal feed pellets. In organic agriculture, however, the powdered form of corn steep liquor is preferred, since it has low moisture content and high purity, is easier to handle, easier to store and use, and has better spread ability.