Urea is the most important nitrogenous fertilizer in the market, with the highest Nitrogen content (about 46 percent). It is a white crystalline organic chemical compound. Urea is neutral in pH and can adapt to almost all kinds of soils. It is a waste product formed naturally by metabolizing protein in humans as well as other mammals, amphibians and some fish. Urea is widely used in the agricultural sector both as a fertilizer and animal feed additive.
The main function of Urea fertilizer is to provide the plants with nitrogen to promote green leafy growth and make the plants look lush. Urea also aids the photosynthesis process of plants. Since urea fertilizer can provide only nitrogen and not phosphorus or potassium, it’s primarily used for bloom growth.
- Advantages of Urea Fertilizer
- Superior Nitrogen contentLow production cost, as source is natural
Non-flammable and risk-free storage
Wide application range, for all types of crops and soils
Neutral pH and harmless to crops and soil
How to Use Urea Fertilizer?
Urea should be applied at the time of sowing. It should not come in contact with the seeds. It also can be applied as a top dressing.
Since Urea is highly Nitrogen-concentrated, it should be used in combination with earth or sand before its application.
Urea should not be applied when the soil contains free water or likely to remain wet for three or four days after application.