Potassium Nitrate

Potassium Nitrate
Potassium Nitrate Fertilizer

Potassium nitrate, also known as niter or saltpeter, is a naturally occurring mineral with the chemical formula KNO₃. It is an ionic salt composed of potassium ions (K⁺) and nitrate ions (NO₃⁻).

Nutrient Composition:

  • Nitrogen (N): This maestro orchestrates vital functions like plant growth, protein synthesis, and photosynthesis.
  • Potassium (K): This key player acts as an enhancer, improving water use efficiency, disease resistance, and fruit quality.
  • The nitrate based nitrogen ensures readily available energy for plants.
  • Potassium nitrate maintains a chloride-free harmony, ideal for sensitive plants.

Application Elegance:

  • Dissolving with Ease: Its highly soluble nature makes it readily dissolve in water, making it a perfect partner for both fertigation (direct integration with irrigation) and foliar feeding (targeted application on leaves).
  • Maintaining the Balance: Thanks to its low acidity, it doesn’t disrupt the delicate soil pH balance, ensuring a stable environment for plant growth.
  • Adaptable to Diverse Conditions: Its versatility shines through its suitability for various soil types, from sandy to clay-rich environments.

Plant Flourishing:

  • Strong Foundations: With potassium nitrate, plants can build a strong foundation, promoting enhanced root development, sturdy stems, and overall robustness.
  • Yield and Quality Symphony: This fertilizer encourages a symphony of fruits, increasing their size, color, and sugar content, leading to a more harmonious harvest.
  • Resilience Under Pressure: Plants become more resilient to stresses like drought, frost, and disease, acting as a protective shield against challenges.
  • Water Conservation: It acts as a wise water manager, helping plants utilize water more effectively, promoting sustainability.
Molecular Wt.  101.1 g/mol
Assay (titr.)Min 98 %
AppearanceWhite Crystalline Powder
NitrogenMin 13%
PotassiumMin 45%
pH of 10% Solution6-7
MoistureMax 2%
Solubility in WaterMin 99.5%
  • Fertilizer: A major source of nitrogen and potassium for plants. It is readily soluble in water and can be used in a variety of soil types.
  • Food additive: Used as a color fixative in meats and cheeses, and as an anti-caking agent.
  • Medicine: Used in some toothpastes to treat tooth sensitivity.
  • Pyrotechnics: An important ingredient in fireworks and gunpowder.
  • Industrial: Used in the production of glass, dyes, and explosives.

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