- What is Nitrogen?
Nitrogen can be sourced in an organic (i.e. Chicken Litter) or inorganic (i.e. Chemical Process) forms. Inorganic fertiliser consists of Nitrous compounds such as Ammonium Nitrate. This is available in many forms, when spread by our Spreader Trucks this is known as a dry pellet form. Once the Ammonium has been processed further to produce Nitrous compounds which is then able to be absorbed by the pasture.
- How does it help the soil in relation to healthy pasture growth?
Nitrogen in a Fertiliser form is essential to healthy pasture growth. As pasture needs Nitrogen to make up its protein and DNA cells, a deficiency in Nitrogen will result in the pasture growth being stunted. By applying a Nitrogen Based Fertiliser it will kick start the natural Photosynthesis process and will help keep your nutrient levels available to the pasture at an optimum level; which will help protect against disease and controls weeds for healthier pasture. The main types of Nitrogen Fertilisers are Ammonia, Urea, Ammonium Sulphate and Ammonium Nitrate.
*Primary nutrients for plant growth are; Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K).