What Should You Pay Attention to When Storing Fertilizer?
- Preventing moistening and deterioration: For example, ammonium hydrogencarbonate is easy to absorb moisture, causing loss of nitrogen volatilization; ammonium nitrate is highly hygroscopic, easy to agglomerate and deliquescent; lime nitrogen and superphosphate can easily agglomerate after moisture absorption, affecting the application effect. Therefore, these fertilizers should be stored in a dry, cool place, especially when storing ammonium bicarbonate, the package should be sealed firmly to avoid contact with air.
- Fire prevention and avoiding sun: After the sun or high temperature of nitrogen fertilizer, the volatilization loss of nitrogen will be accelerated; ammonium nitrate will decompose and oxidize when exposed to high temperature, and it will burn when it meets fire, and it must not be hammered with iron hammer. In case of explosion. Nitrogen fertilizers should be stored in the sun, no fireworks, and not stacked with diesel, kerosene, firewood and other items.
- Anti-volatile loss: ammonia water, ammonium bicarbonate is extremely volatile loss, and should be sealed when stored. Nitrogen fertilizers and superphosphates are strictly prohibited from being mixed with alkaline substances (lime, grass ash, etc.) to prevent the loss of nitrogen fertilizer and reduce the fertilizer efficiency.
- Anti-corrosion and poisoning: Superphosphate is corrosive and prevents contact with skin and metal utensils; ammonia water is highly corrosive to copper and iron and should be stored in ceramics, plastics and wooden containers. In addition, fertilizers should not be piled with seeds, and do not use fertilizer bags to seed, so as not to affect seed germination.