Introduction to liquid nitrogen fertilizer
Like all organisms, plants have to have nutrients to grow and carry out basic metabolic processes. Plants draw their nutrients from the soil. A fertile soil is mandatory to their health. Nitrogen is among the most important nutrients plants take from the soil, and many gardeners choose to replenish it with the application of liquid nitrogen fertilizer.
Nitrogen is always in the atmosphere it comes in a highly stable shape that plants cannot break down to get at the single molecules. Nitrogen is one of the most crucial nutrients in soil and supports multitude life processes in plants.
Nitrogen is an important component of proteins, enzymes and DNA and is crucial in processes requiring the moving of energy. It helps to form chlorophyll, a substance that helps plants change light into sugar.
According to the Missouri University Cooperative Extension, liquid nitrogen fertilizers are available in three forms. Nitrates are highly water-soluble and come in solids or dissolved in water. Although ammonia exists as a gas, it is condensed under pressure into a liquid.
Because it is dangerous and must be injected into the soil, however, ammonia is used for agricultural operations rather than residential gardens. Urea is a third form that also dissolves in water to form a liquid fertilizer.
Nitrogen can remarkably increase crop yields. Before the discovery of a process by which atmospheric nitrogen could be unified into usable agricultural nitrogen, farmers relied on the natural recharge of soil nitrogen through decomposition, by legume root nodules and a small amount is contributed by lightning.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, since the launch of nitrogen fertilizers, farmers are able to feed 10 times as many people.
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Because nitrogen fertilizers tend to dissolve easily in water, they also dissolve easily in rainwater and wash away, leaving soils stagnate and local water systems polluted. One form of nitrogen, ammonium, which forms from ammonia or urea, holds a slight charge that causes it to stick to soil particles, but other forms are easily washed away. When dealing with liquid fertilizer always follow the instructions on the packaging to reduce leaching and runoff.
The same quality that causes nitrogen compounds to dissolve easily in water also draws water from plants and, if used too much, can cause fertilizer burn. Fertilizer burn is actually dehydration, caused when nitrogen fertilizers pull water from plants.
Overuse of nitrogen fertilizers also has negative consequences for local ecosystems. Throughout the world, aquatic areas can be attributed to nitrogen fertilizer runoff that causes aquatic plants to grow wildly out of control, choking out all other life.
That’s the introduction of liquid nitrogen fertilizer in coming post I’ll start going over some different types of liquid fertilizer brands and what products to use to apply them.If you have some comments or question please leave them down below,have a wonderful day.