What are fertilizers?

Modern chemical fertilizers include one or more of the three macronutrient elements most important to plant nutrition: nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.

  • Essential for plant growth
  • Synthesize amino acids, the building block of proteins
  • Important for chlorophyll production
  • Directly involved in photosynthesis
  • Affects energy reactions in the plant
  • Necessary component in all plant structures
  • Stimulated root development
  • Increased stalk and stem strength
  • Improved flower formation and seed production
  • More uniform and earlier crop maturity
  • Increased nitrogen N-fixing capacity of legumes
  • Improvements in crop quality
  • Increased resistance to plant diseases
  • Supports development throughout entire life cycle
  • Increases root growth and improves drought resistance
  • Activates many enzymes systems
  • Maintains turgor; reduces water loss and wilting
  • Aids in photosynthesis and food formation
  • Reduces respiration, preventing energy loss
  • Enhances translocation of sugars and starch
  • Produces grain rich in starch
  • Increases protein content of plants
  • Builds cellulosic fibers in plant
  • Helps retard crop diseases

Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium are some of the most common micronutrients needed in Agriculture today. Another common micronutrient is Sulfur.

The function of Sulfur (S):

  • Increases plant production of more and higher quality protein
  • Helps reduce the buildup of nitrates and non-protein nitrogen within the plant
  • Improves photosynthesis by increasing chlorophyll content of plants
  • Aids in the synthesis and function of enzymes and vitamins within the plant.
  • Improves soil structure and increases water infiltration

Aids in the decomposition of crop residue fertilizers, used since the start of agriculture, are applied to agricultural fields to supplement required elements found naturally in soil.

Common Products Used in Fertilizers Market

100% OrthophosphatesEDTA Chelates (Zinc 9%, Iron 4.5%, Ca/Co/Cu/Mg/Mn - Dry, EDTA Acid, Tetrasodium, Tetraammonium, Trisodium (HEDTA)Nitrogen Stabilizers, Phosphate Enhancers
Acetic AcidEDDHSA Fe 3%MonoAmmonium Phosphate
Ammoniated Zinc 10%EthanolamineDiammonium Phosphate
Ammonium SulfateFulvic AcidPotash - Muriate of Potash (MOP) & Potassium Chloride (KCL)
Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS)Humic AcidPotassium Hydroxide
Aqua AmmoniaIron SulfatePotassium Thiosulfate (KTS)
Citric Acid – Liquid or DryMagnesium Sulfate, Magnesium OxideUrea – Liquid or Dry
Copper SulfateManganese Sulfate, Manganese OxideWhite Phosphoric Acid
Diammonium Phosphate (DAP)Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP)Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Oxide
Dimethyl Sulfoxide DMSON Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP)