An incomplete fertilizer will bemissing one or more of the major components. Examples of incomplete fertilizers are: 34-0-0 (ammonium nitrate),46-0-0 (urea),18-46-0 (diammonium phosphate),0-46-0 (triple super phosphate) and 0-0-60 (muriate of potash). Incomplete fertilizers are blended to make complete fertilizers.
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What is the difference between complete and incomplete fertilizer?
A fertilizer is said to be a complete or mixed fertilizer when it contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (the primary nutrients). An incomplete fertilizer will be missing one or more of the major components.
What is an example of complete fertilizer?
A fertilizer is said to be a complete or mixed fertilizer when it contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (the primary nutrients). Examples of commonly used complete fertilizers are 6-12-12, 10-10-10, 15-15-15 and 20-10-10. An incomplete fertilizer will be missing one or more of the major components.
What are complex fertilizers?
Complex fertilizers is defined as a material containing all three prirnary, nutrients ( N,P and K) and it is also designated as complete complex fertilizers while a fertilizer material containing one or two of the primary nutrient elements (N and P or P and K etc ) are known as incomplete complex fertilizers.
What is the N-P-K of complete fertilizer?
For example, a fertilizer with equal amounts of each element would have an N-P-K of 5-5-5. This would be considered a general-purpose, complete fertilizer. However, to be considered complete, a complete fertilizer doesn’t need to have equal amounts of each of these, just close to it.