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Fertilization

Fertilizers are fundamental practices for the nutrition of the plants we cultivate and for the improvement of the soil we use for crops. There are various types of fertilizers, both chemical and natural fertilizers can be used. The chemical ones are the fertilizers that derive from chemical reactions and industrial processes; the natural ones instead are fertilizers that derive from substances present in nature. Fertilizers are further divided into simple fertilizers and complex fertilizers, complex ones are composed of either three elements (ternaries) or two elements (binaries). Basically the elements that make up the fertilizers are Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Among the binary fertilizers there is also the fertilizer 18 46 known as «diammonium phosphate».

Fertilizer 18 46

The diammonium phosphate is constituted by two elements: the nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is present in ammonia form in the percentage of 18%; phosphorus, on the other hand, is present in greater quantities, ie 46%. The fertilizer 18 46it has a solid and granular consistency and is brown in color. The decomposition of this fertilizer takes place only in environments where the temperature exceeds 150 ° C. Despite its solid consistency it is possible to dissolve it in water even if it releases quantities of insoluble substances. The advice, however, is not to use it with fertilizations contextual to watering. This type of fertilizer is one of the slow-release fertilizers, in fact the nitrogen is in ammonia form and therefore the ammonium ion is metabolized by the bacteria present in the soil and then transformed into proteins.

18 46 fertilizer: Uses

Generally, this type of fertilizer is used for fertilizing cereals. More than anything else it is used for the fertilization of the bottom, or those concerning the soil. Some growers use 18 46 fertilizer for double fertilization: the first is the ground fertilizer and the second is during cultivation. In this way, the beneficial effects of nitrogen during planting and phosphorus during cultivation are exploited. In areas where temperatures are very high it is recommended to use this fertilizer in a single solution during the pre-planting or pre-sowing phase. The doses of this type of fertilizer to be administered to the plants must be established on the basis of three situations: the type of cultivation, the climatic conditions and the characteristics of the soil used.

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