Fertilizer Ingredients


Fertilizer Ingredients

All across the globe, Fertilizers work to keep crops strong and healthy. When harvested, the nutrients in the produce will in turn work to provide both humans and animals alike with the nutrients they need. The global market is awash with various brands of fertilizers; most have been developed through the efforts of research and experience in order to supplement wide varieties of plants with the proper set of nutrients they require.

Below, the ingredients are categorized as either macro-nutrients or micro-nutrients.

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These nutrients tend to be of major biological use to most plants, and are required in greater quantities than other nutrients. Macronutrients for plants usually include: Carbon, Calcium, Hydrogen, Potassium, Magnesium, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorous, and Sulfur.

Calcium Nitrate view product page
Calcium Nitrate (ammonium-free) Ca(NO3)2, is a colorless, hydrophillic salt and a well-known fertilizer that delivers both plant-macro-nutrients calcium and nitrogen to crops.

Magnesium Sulfate view product page
As a fertilizer material, magnesium sulfate is a source of magnesium and sulfur, both important elements for plant growth and development.

Monocalcium Phosphate view product page
An inorganic compound with the formula: CaH4P2O8 that can be made by reacting calcium carbonate with phosphoric acid. It is a popular phosphate fertilizer.

Potassium Nitrate view product page
Also known as Potash, KNO3 is a chemical compound that is both an ionic salt and an alkali metal nitrate. Like calcium nitrate, potassium nitrate is also a popular fertilizer material.

Urea view product page
An organic amide chemical with the formula: CO(NH2)2, much of the commercially produced urea is consumed by the agriculture industry, where it is often deployed as a fertilizer ingredient. Fertilizer grade urea primarily supplies plants with nitrogen.


Micro-nutrients tend play a smaller part in the biological processes of plants, and are generally required in lesser amounts. In spite of this, the small roles these nutrients play are often critical. Micronutrients generally include: Boron, Chloride, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, and Zinc.

Ferric Oxide view product page
A dark red inorganic powder with the formula Fe2O3. It is used to supply additional iron to plants such as berries, leafy greens, and root vegetables, which tend to require more iron. Often these plants also require a more acidic soil.


Ammonium Sulfate (OTHER category view product page
An inorganic salt with the formula: (NH4)2SO4. It is used as an alkaline-soil fertilizer to decrease the pH and as an ingredient in agricultural adjuvant sprays.

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