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fertilizer

a fertilizing agent added to agricultural soils, in the form of an added chemical, or manure.

fertilizer

material added to soil to improve its fertility by adding to its chemical composition. Usually infers a chemical agent such as superphosphate but blood and bone and kelp humus are included also. Some of them, e.g. calcium cyanamide, ammonium sulfate, urea, can cause poisoning.

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Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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