Nitrogen fertilizer products are manufactured using natural gas as a source of hydrogen to first make ammonia (NH3). Ammonia is then further processed to produce urea, UAN solution and ammonium nitrate. Nitrogen - an essential element for crop life and growth – interacts with chlorophyll to produce photosynthesis, allowing plants to capture sunlight, create energy and facilitate growth. Nitrogen is a critical part of every protein that is central to all activity and growth in all plants. Available nitrogen fertilizers include urea, ammonium nitrate, AMS, CAN, NH3, and UAN solutions.
The second major category of CGB fertilizers is available in both liquid and dry forms. Phosphates are essential for optimal crop yields. Phosphorus helps a plant store and transfer energy, promotes root, flower and fruit development and promotes maturity. The two most common forms of phosphate fertilizers are Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Monammonium Phosphate (MAP).
Generally called Potash, Potassium-based fertilizers are produced from potassium salt deposits usually mined from sources deep underground. Potash can be in the form of Muriate of Potash (MOP) or Sulfate of Potash (SOP). Potash is water-soluble and a catalyst in photosynthesis. It regulates and preserves water in cells – making plants more resistant to drought. Potash also boosts turgor, helps nitrogen absorption and aids plants’ root development. CGB markets potash fertilizer in several different formulations.
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