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Nitrate fertilizer and things you don’t know

You may not know, nitrogen is one of the inorganic fertilizers needed for plants along with phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. The main role of nitrogen fertilizer is to promote the growth of the plant, helping the plant to produce more branches and leaves, thereby increasing the yield. There is not only one type, nitrogen fertilizers are divided into many different types including Nitrate fertilizer. With the highest nutritional content of all proteins, let’s see what Nitrate protein is and what features it has.

What do you know about Nitrates?
What do you know about Nitrates?
  1. What is Nitrate Fertilizer?

Nitrogen fertilizer is an inorganic fertilizer synthesized from NO3- Nitrate salts. Carrying NO3 ions – Nitrate fertilizers become an intermediary to help plants absorb important nutrients with a positive charge according to the principle of negative attraction. For example, minerals Mg+, Ca+, Na+, … help plants to develop comprehensively.

With such properties, Nitrate Nitrogen fertilizers are suitable for crops grown on saline and acidic soils to help improve soil efficiency.

  1. Classify

Based on the Nitrate salts, there are many types of Nitrate fertilizers, below will take a look at some of the most common types of Nitrate fertilizers in agriculture today:

  • Sodium Nitrate (NaNO3): has a white granular form, the composition contains 16% N, 25% Na20 and a little trace of Bo. This is a type of Nitrate protein used a lot for plants such as sugar cane, sugar beets and other root crops such as potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Calcium Nitrate has the formula Ca(NO3)2: white granules, the composition contains 15 – 15.5% N, 25% CaO. This is a strong alkaline nitrate nitrogen, used for crops grown on acidic and saline soils. Has the effect of promoting the formation of roots and sprouts of plants
  • Magnesium Nitrate has the formula Mg(NO3)2: transparent crystalline granules, easily soluble in water, the composition contains 13-15% N and 8% MgO. Has the effect of stimulating the growth of the root system, shortening the growth time of the plant and can be used as a foliar fertilizer.
  • Ammonium nitrate has the formula NH4NO3: gray-yellow crystals, easy to water, there are many types with different % N composition and many other auxiliary substances. Usually used for nitrate-loving plants such as cotton, jute, sugarcane, industrial crops such as coffee, rubber, root crops, etc., do not acidify the soil.
  • Potassium Nitrate (KNO3): white granules, the composition contains 13% N and 44% K2O. Has the effect of stimulating flowering plants to improve yield, used together with preventive drugs with high resistance to pests and diseases. Suitable for acidic soils, gray soils or sandy soils
  • Calcium – Magnesium Nitrate is composed of dolomoit combined with nitric acid to provide 3 elements N, Ca and Mg for plants, the ratio is 13 – 15% N and 8% MgO. Used for soils lacking Mg

Thus, depending on the type of crop, soil and purpose of use, people should choose the appropriate type of nitrogen fertilizer to use. In particular, it is possible to use a combination of many types for the highest economic efficiency.

Each type of nitrogen fertilizer brings different effects
Each type of nitrogen fertilizer brings different effects
  1. The effect of nitrate nitrogen fertilizer

As we mentioned, Nitrate is a fertilizer that possesses many advantages, bringing many benefits to plants:

  • Promote the formation of roots, sprouts, branches, branches, leaves of plants
  • Stimulating flowering, fruiting, and improving crop yields
  • Use as foliar fertilizer thanks to its water-soluble properties
  • Combine with preventive drugs to control plant pests
  • Increases plant’s ability to absorb nutrients with positive charge, thereby helping plants to develop comprehensively, for high yield and quality.
Nitrate fertilizers promote the growth and development of plants, improve yield
Nitrate fertilizers promote the growth and development of plants, improve yield
  1. How to use Nitrates

However, to be able to get the full effects of each type of Nitrate nitrogen fertilizer, you should also note how to use this inorganic fertilizer:

  • Suitable for leafy or root crops
  • Do not fertilize Nitrates on days with heavy rain, leading to nutrient leaching and waste
  • Nitrate fertilizers are acidic, so it is necessary to combine with alkaline fertilizers or ash, lime when fertilizing plants to balance the pH of the soil.
  • Because of the soluble nature of manure, people need to store nitrogen nitrate in a cool, dry place, avoiding direct sunlight or high humidity.
  • Nitrates can be used as foliar fertilizer or used with chemical insecticides to prevent pests
Remember the notes on using Nitrates for the highest economic efficiency
Remember the notes on using Nitrates for the highest economic efficiency

From the useful information we share, we hope you have a better understanding of Nitrates from usage to effects. Use the right method to get the highest economic efficiency in farming!

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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