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Nutrient Source Specifics

Looking for brief information about the production, agricultural use, management practices, and chemical properties of common fertilizer materials? Nutrient Source Specifics are one-page fact sheets highlighting various fertilizers and nutrient sources. Written by IPNI scientific staff, these items are primarily for educational use by a non-technical audience. Consult with a local expert regarding specific recommendations on nutrient use. This series is also available in Chinese and Spanish.

 

Nitrification Inhibitors

NSS-26 Some compounds added to nitrogen (N) fertilizers can reduce the rate at which ammonium is converted to nitrate. Under appropriate conditions, this can help reduce N losses through denitrification and leaching.

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Nitrophosphate

NSS-15 Nitrophosphate - The production and application of nitrophosphate fertilizers is largely regional, its use centered where this technology is advantageous. The process uses nitric acid instead of sulfuric acid for treating phosphate rock and does not result in gypsum by-products.

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