Ammonium Nitrate

Product Description

Analysis: 34-0-0

Ammonium Nitrate (AN) is a crystal salt produced by the reaction of ammonia and nitric acid. Historically, AN was the first form of solid N fertilizer produced on a large scale and it has been widely used in the ag industry due to its relatively high N content and highly available forms of N for crop uptake.

Properties:

  • Granular or prilled product in various sizes (SGN)
  • White to pale yellow in colour
  • Water soluble
  • AN is hygroscopic

Advantages:

  • The combination of ammonium and nitrate nitrogen is readily available for crop uptake

Disadvantages:

  • Due to hygroscopic properties, product will deteriorate over time, particularly in humid environments; it is important to avoid extended storage and damp conditions
  • AN is explosive under certain conditions; due to safety concerns, storage and use of ammonium nitrate is now highly regulated, and sales are restricted

Application methods:

  • Used as stand-alone product or more commonly in blends with varying combinations of N, K and micronutrients, typically in specialty crops
  • Broadcast (surface-applied)

Availability

Available from various external sources; no Agrico terminals