Npk fertilizzante


Plants, to develop in the best way, need to be fed and watered. The nutrients they need often find them in the soil but not all soils are the same and not all contain the same nutrients. For this reason, almost all plants are given fertilizers. Fertilizers accompany plants in the various stages of their development ensuring healthy growth. Each plant needs a specific type of fertilizer, the choice must be made based on the substances to be administered and the type of soil used for cultivation. Generally, all fertilizers are composed of macro elements such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium and micro elements such as Calcium, Iron, Boron, Manganese, Magnesium and Zinc (and others).

Npk fertilizers

Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are the elements of the fertilizers on which the utmost attention is paid and, on the labels, they are indicated with the acronym NPK. Npk fertilizers are ternary fertilizers, that is composed of three elements. The abbreviation with which they are indicated represent the chemical symbol of the three elements: N stands for Nitrogen, P for Phosphorus and K for Potassium. The macro elements are essential substances for the nutrition and development of plants. Nitrogen provides for the coloring of the foliage and favors the initial vegetative development of the plant; Phosphorus guarantees strength to the root system and improves blooms; Potassium is responsible for the flavor of the fruit and makes the plant more resistant against external adversities. Potassium usually

Npk fertilizer: Consistency and uses

The npk fertilizers must be administered following the percentages called «titles» and the percentages are shown behind the product packaging. The percentage of the various nutrients is not the only thing to evaluate, the consistency must also be taken into consideration. Npk fertilizers are usually of chemical or mineral origin, that is, they are obtained through chemical processes or reactions and industrial processes. They come in liquid, powder or granular form. Liquid fertilizers are those that are immediately absorbed by plants, while those in granular form are slow release fertilizers. Powder fertilizers are those that are generally diluted in the water used for watering and then are administered through irrigation.

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