What is a Macronutrient?

Macronutrients are essential elements for plant growth, and are consumed in relatively large amounts compared to micronutrients.

Although Brenntag North America is not a fertilizer manufacturing company, we can provide higher purity sources of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium for specific nutrient and blending capabilities to the agriculture industry.

Macronutrients and Their Respective Functions

  • Nitrogen (N): stimulates root growth and development, as well as the uptake of other nutrients
  • Phosphorous (P): enhances the processes of photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, flowering, fruiting, and plant maturation
  • Potassium (K): helps in reducing loss of water from leaves, increases the ability of the roots to take up water from the soil, and helps plants adapt to environmental stress

Common Products Used in Macronutrients Market

The following products are commonly used in the macronutrients market:

Ammonium SulfateElemental SulfurPotassium Hydroxide
Ammonium ThiosulfateMonoammonium PhosphatePotassium Thiosulfate
Aqua AmmoniaPhosphoric AcidTetrapotassium Phosphate
Diammonium PhosphatePhosphorous AcidUrea
Dipotassium PhosphatePotassium Chloride (Potash, Muriate of Potash)