Test Your Fertilizer IQ

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Intelligence Test Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to educate the participant about the negative environmental impacts of chemical fertilizer use and teach him or her about better practices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a negative environmental impact of Nitrogen-based fertilizers?
    • A. 

      Runoff problems that lead to massive dead-zones in aquatic ecosystems

    • B. 

      Mining non-renewable resources that emits greenhouse gasses like CO2 and SO4 in the atmosphere

    • C. 

      Nutrient leaching and desertification in soils/ nutrient loss in soils

    • D. 

      Toxic algal blooms from fertilizer nutrient runoff

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    According to the University of Michigan, how much energy within the US food system is expended in the production of chemical fertilizers and pesticides?
    • A. 

      8%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      40%

    • E. 

      80%

  • 3. 
    The USDA has estimated that "reducing repetitive [synthetic] fertilizer application on the 250 million acres of major cropland in the United States would save $ _________ worth of petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides.
    • A. 

      $200,000

    • B. 

      $1.2 million

    • C. 

      $500 million

    • D. 

      $1 billion

  • 4. 
    Surya’s all natural probiotics:
    • A. 

      Are select populations of living, breathing microorganisms

    • B. 

      Can help reduce the country’s dependence on synthetic fertilizers

    • C. 

      Provide an effective, natural way to grow healthy, vigorous plants

    • D. 

      Facilitate nutrient uptake and improve soil and plant health

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    5. While our GrowMore restores microbial balance to the soil, ShootUp:
    • A. 

      Cannot be used with GrowMore for increased plant growth

    • B. 

      Provides an unsustainable approach to growing plants

    • C. 

      Is used for vibrant foliage, blooming, and increases nutrient uptake/ photosynthesis in plants

    • D. 

      Helped to win World War II

  • 6. 
    6. When used in combination with _____________, Surya’s products are MOST effective.
    • A. 

      Composting/ food scraps

    • B. 

      Red wine vinegar

    • C. 

      Chemical Fertilizer

    • D. 

      Baking Soda

    • E. 

      Potting soil

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