Challenging Plants: Fertilisers


Nutrients essential for plant growth are obtained naturally from soil or other growing media. However, supplies become depleted and fertilisers are needed to increase the availability of nutrients to plants. An understanding of chemical changes is used to making fertilisers, often designed to meet specific requirements such as particular nutrient deficiencies and methods of application (including rate of release).


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A detailed account that is supported by two PowerPoint presentations: Manufacturing ammonia and Manufacturing nitric acid. Both contain several video clips. Information about industrial processes is provided and this may be linked to several practical activities.


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