[NAFEX] Ammonium vs. Nitrate
reveland at bresnan.net
reveland at bresnan.net
Sun Jan 14 15:57:57 EST 2007
I wonder what the tomatoes would have tasted like had they used ammonium
nitrate to fertilize them. I say this with tongue in cheek because ammonium
nitrate has both names in it's name. I have to assume that "ammonium" is
ammonium hydroxide (a more dangerous, for the handler, and expensive
chemical than ammonium nitrate), although it could possibly be urea as it is
a commonly used fertilizer also. I have never purchased or ordered ammonium
via mail order but I suppose it can be aquired that way, but when I
oogle - ammonium mail order - I find lots of ammoniums that can be
ordered mail order; Ammonium Lactate, Ammonium Molybdate, Ammonium
Thiocyanate, Ammonium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride, Glufosinate Ammonium,
ammonium hydrogen hemihydrate, ammonia (ammonium hydroxide diluted in
water), ammonium bicarbonate, ammonium nitrate, ammonium hydroxide, and
more, but I really have no idea just which ammonium the Brits were using.
Can I run down to the nearest nursery and order some ammonium? What
chemical do you think those researchers were using?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at uslink.net>
Subject: [NAFEX] Ammonium vs. Nitrate
> One hundred and forty one consumers can't be wrong. They rated tomatoes
> grown with ammonium to be 59% higher in terms of taste and overall
> acceptance compared to those grown with nitrate. Could this apply to
> trees too?
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