What are enzymatically produced biofertilizers?

Biofertilizers have become important in agriculture due to their ability to improve crop yields naturally. These products are made up of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, which are essential in helping crops obtain the nutrients they need for optimal growth. They primarily supply elements like nitrogen and phosphorus that are vital for healthy plant development.

You have likely come across a phrase akin to “enzymatically produced” in the descriptions of biofertilizers. But, have you asked yourself “What does that mean?”

Well, it means that these organic products are obtained through enzymatic processes that decompose organic matter to release relevant nutrients that contribute to crop diversity.

Enzymatic Production

In the case of enzymatically produced biofertilizers, enzymes are used to break down organic matter and release nutrients. These enzymes can come from natural sources, such as microorganisms or plants, or they can be produced synthetically in laboratories.

This process is carried out because crops alone cannot acquire nutrients, but the microorganisms present in the soil and associated with the roots can. Hence, enzymes help crops obtain the nutrients that contribute to the growth and proper development of the next yield.

An example is the bacteria Azospirillum brasilense, which has the ability to take gaseous nitrogen from the air and convert it into an organic form that plants can absorb. This process is carried out by an enzyme complex called nitrogenase. Thus, the bacteria deliver the resulting organic nitrogen to the roots of the plants, which improves their growth and development.

Benefits of enzymatic biofertilizers

  • Enzymatic biofertilizers improve soil fertility by providing crops the nutrients they need, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and thereby improving their ability to support plant growth.
  • They stimulate crop growth through the microorganisms present in biofertilizers that promote root development and increase nutrient absorption, which translates into more vigorous and healthy plant growth.
  • They cause low environmental damage. Being natural and biodegradable, biofertilizers are an ecological and sustainable option that helps preserve the health of the soil and the environment in general.
  • Considerable reduction in the use of chemical materials. Using enzymatic biofertilizers reduces the need to use chemical fertilizers, which benefits both the environment and human health by reducing exposure to harmful chemicals.

Consequently, enzymatic biofertilizers represent a promising alternative for healthier and more sustainable agriculture. Their ability to improve soil fertility, stimulate crop growth and reduce dependence on chemicals makes them a valuable tool for farmers seeking to farm in a more responsible and environmentally friendly manner. With FERTI ORGANIC  products, you will ensure that your crops are always of high quality.


  1. Moller Acuna, S. I., López Emparan, R., & Rosas Gajardo, A. (2010). Optimization in the formulation process of an enzymatic biofertilizer for the availability of phosphorus (P) (Doctoral dissertation, University of Talca (Chile). School of Agronomy).
  2. González Morales, M. F. (2018). Evaluation of the effect of an enzymatic biofertilizer on the physical, physicochemical quality parameters and antioxidant activity of organic strawberry (Fragaria ananassa).