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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertilizer

A fertilizer (American English) or fertiliser is any material of natural or synthetic origin (other .... This ammonia is used as a feedstock for all other nitrogen fertilizers, such as anhydrous ammonium ... Deposits of sodium nitrate (NaNO3) ( Chilean saltpeter) are also found in the Atacama desert in Chile and .... Liquid vs solid[edit].

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4025000

Apr 22, 2014 ... The amount of nitrogen fertilizer used in this study was based on the ... Seven nitrogen fertilization treatments were compared with three ...

www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/nutrient-management/nitrogen/fertilizer-urea

Urea, a white crystalline solid containing 46% nitrogen, is widely used in the ... Urea can be readily nitrified – that is, converted to nitrate (NO3) – even when applied ... application of urea compared to the fall plowed-down application ( Table 4).

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_gateway_pre_2011/chemical/fertilisersrev1.shtml

Fertilisers contain minerals such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, which help plants to grow. ... Potassium nitrate, KNO3, potassium and nitrogen ...

extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/955

Apr 30, 2008 ... Some nutrients, such as nitrate, are quickly available for uptake by plant roots. ... an organic gardener is how much organic fertilizer to use, say on 1,000 ... "For a fertilizer with an N-P-K ratio of 12-11-2, this means 12 percent is ...

www.researchgate.net/post/Why_nitrate_is_considered_to_be_the_best_form_of_nirogen_for_plant

Plants absorb nitrogen from the soil both in the form of nitrate (NO3−) and ... WHY some fertilizer such as calcium nitrate are considered to give the best form of ... NO3 is taken up by several nitrate transporters that use a proton gradient to power ... These process requires proton gradient on opposite sides of the membranes.

www.livescience.com/28841-fertilizer-explosions-ammonium-nitrate.html

Apr 18, 2013 ... The ammonium nitrate used in fertilizer is behind many of the worst ... also called their "NPK rating" (from those elements' abbreviations on the ...

yara.com/doc/33520_Nitrate_-_Pure_Nutrient_leaflet.pdf

calcium ammonium nitrate and nitrate-based NPK ... The golden rule in fertilizer use remains simple: apply the ... more even spreading compared to urea.

yara.com/doc/33521_Nitrate_-_Pure_Nutrient.pdf

agronomic and environmental impact of nitrogen fertilizer choices. Mineral nitrogen ... index. 46,6 % lower environmental index of ammonium nitrate compared to urea* ..... The golden rule in fertilizer use remains simple: apply the right amount.