Simply put, fertilizer—or even simpler, plant food—is any combination of specific nutrients designed to provide the nourishment essential for growth and maintenance of crops.

As an industry, fertilizer stretches across the world. And with the global population expected to be nearly 10 billion people by 2050, the science, values and operations of the fertilizer industry is more important than ever. Click below to read more about the science and logistics of fertilizer.

We all know fertilizer helps plants grow, but it goes deeper than that.