At a glance, soil might appear as a mere blanket of earth, covering the planet in various hues of brown and green. But beneath the surface, soil is alive, teeming with microorganisms, minerals, and organic matter. Over time and with continuous cultivation, the nutrient content of the soil can become depleted, leading to reduced agricultural yields. This is where fertilizers come into play. But why exactly are they indispensable? Here’s a closer examination.