Fluid Fertilizers - 1967
Achorn, Frank P.
This material summarizes material presented by Frank P. Achorn at the 1967 Maine Plant Food Society meeting. The material focuses on the growing interest in fluid fertilizers, including clear liquids and suspensions, among manufacturers and consumers. It highlights the increasing consumption of liquid mixed fertilizers and their significant role in the fertilizer industry. The material provides insights into the classification and operation of hot-mix and cold-mix plants for fluid fertilizer production. It discusses the use of different raw materials, such as phosphoric acid, ammonia, and potash, and their effects on manufacturing. The document also explores suspensions' production and potential advantages, particularly in addressing the need for micronutrients. It also touches on economic considerations and the future outlook for clear liquids and suspensions in the fluid fertilizer market.