Making organic fertilizer can be a wonderful idea. There’s plenty of raw material around, waiting for someone to collect it and to turn it into something useful. This raw matter can be cow dung, chicken manure, and any other type of bio waste. As you can imagine, farmers in your neighborhood would be happy to have this waste removed without them lifting a finger. Also, the equipment you need to set up your organic fertilizer production plant is fairly inexpensive. This sets the entry barrier at a low level. Let’s see what which machines you need in this organic fertilizer making process and where you can get them from at affordable cost.
If you want to use compost as raw matter, you’ll need to invest in compost making and grinding equipment. However, keep in mind that making compost yourself requires a relatively large production of organic fertilizer and storage space. Also this process takes a long time, so your production cycles will be long and difficult to coordinate and control. If this is what you want, consider buying a compost turner machine and a crusher for handling fermented material. The main goal is to crush the cake-like fertilizer blocks into a powdery matter.
Whatever your choice, let’s assume that you do have the raw material ready to be made into organic fertilizer granules, packaged and sold to farmers near you. Here are the steps of the organic fertilizerproduction process and the machines you’ll need to buy to set up your plant.
Animal dung contains a high amount of moisture. The raw material requires dehydration. In order to achieve this, you have to use a solid-liquid separator machine. Following the dehydration process, the resulting matter has about 30% – 40% moisture. This is the right time to turn it into granules. The equipment you’ll need includes a rotary drum drying machine and a rotary drum cooling machine. In fact, these are distinct modules of a full production line, so you may not need to buy them separately. Just make sure that the organic fertilizer making equipment you order includes both these modules. The role of these machines is to remove even more moisture from the animal dung, and therefore prepare it for the next stage of the organic fertilizer making process.
Organic fertilizer needs to be homogeneous, in order to adequately fertilize the crops. You can’t have granules of different sizes, as they may result in a poor development of the plants. In order to make sure your organic fertilizer has granules of the same size, you need to process it with the help of a rotary drum screening machine. Granules that don’t pass will be fed again into the machine, until you get the desired size.
Last but not least, you need to weigh and pack the fertilizer granules, in order to sell them to your clients or to use them on your own crops. You’ll need an organic fertilizer packing scale to pack the fertilizer pellets. More often than not, manufacturers of such equipment sell full production lines, so you won’t have to shop for them separately. Just find a reliable provider and have them install your plant for you.