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What are the properties of Nitrogenous fertilizer?

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Properties of nitrogenous fertilizers include;

  • They are highly soluble in soil water
  • They are easily leached to lower horizons
  • They have short residual effect hence need frequent application
  • They are highly volatile, they should be applied on moist soil
  • They have burning effect, they burn the vegetation part, and they should not come into contact with green part.
  • They are hygroscopic they absorb atmospheric vapor and cake
  • They are highly corrosive, they burn the epithelial cells of palm

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