Nitrogen determination in fertilizer

Importance of fertilizer in agriculture

Modern agriculture has increasingly developed into an essential economic sector worldwide. As in many other industrial sectors, the efficient use of all available ressources is becoming more an more important. One of the major raw materials is the fertilizer, as an essential factor for the plant growth. The ideal content of nutrients plays a particularly important role here. Regardless of wether mixed fertilizers or special fertilizers such as nitrogen fertilizers, in order to guarantee optimum plant growth and not unnecessarily pollute the environment, the amount of nutrients must be perfect. One of the main nutrients in fertilizers is nitrogen, which can be determined either by the method acc. to Kjeldahl or the method acc. to Dumas.