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Nitroform 39-0-0 FAQ

1. How should the product be applied? 

The product should be applied in its granular form and raked into the soil.
2. What is the recommended application rate for Nitroform?
You can start by applying 1 to 3 tablespoons depending on deficiency.
To know a more specific application rate for a raw material like Nitroform you must know your level of deficiency and desired level of Nitrogen.
3. What does Nitroform consist of?
Nitroform is coated Urea,  that is produced by a combination of formaldehyde and urea under standard manufacturing conditions.
There are no other additives in the product; the remaining percentage of the product is made up of hydrogen and oxygen as with most of our N, P, and K fertilizers.
4. Does the application rate for Nitroform depend on the deficiency level of the soil?
The application rate for Nitroform does depend on how deficient your soil is. Usually a soil test will tell you how much you need to apply at what percentage to fix your deficiency.
5. How do you determine the application rate for nitrogen?
As a general (albeit not scientific) rule of thumb, the formula for determining the application rate for nitrogen, divide 100 by the percentage of nitrogen in the compound and apply the result to 1,000 sq.ft.
For Nitroform, which contains 39% nitrogen, the formula would be 100/39 = 2.56 lbs. per 1000 sq.ft but if your soil is very deficient you probably need to use a bit more.
We recommend watering after you have applied the product.
6. Should Nitroform be applied as a liquid or in its granular form?
Nitroform is a slow release fertilizer and should be applied in its dry form.