Potassium chloride is an exceptionally functional mineral fertilizer involved in the main physiological processes of crop growth. The consumption of potassium per unit of formed crop is much higher than that of other elements of mineral nutrition. This is especially true for crops that form a large amount of sugar, starch, fat, in which the potassium content reaches 6-8%.
In vegetable and fruit crops, with the use of potassium chloride, the setting and formation of fruits increases sharply, their taste, aroma and keeping quality improve. In potatoes, the amount of starch in the tubers increases. The amount of sucrose increases in sugar beet roots. In fruits and berries, the content of vitamin C, as well as pectin substances, increases.
Potassium chloride increases the rate of nitrogen assimilation, protein formation, reduces the content of nitrates, reduces the flow of radionuclides into plants, promotes the formation of nodules on the roots of legumes, increases the strength of tissues, and activates the functioning of plant systems. It should be noted that potassium nutrition is a powerful factor in the growth of the root system, especially in fruit trees and berry bushes. In addition, the resistance of plants to extreme conditions increases – high and low temperatures, changes in soil moisture. Significantly increases immunity to diseases and pests – root rot, rust, late blight, aphids.
Cotton, wheat, barley, rye, rice, potatoes, sugar beet, sunflower, buckwheat, millet, some types of vegetables and other crops are the most demanding for potassium intake and give the highest effect from its use.
Long-term experiments have shown that, depending on the type of soil and weather conditions, the increase in yield when potassium chloride is applied is: for potatoes – 25- 120 centners / ha, fodder beet – 50-210 centners / ha, winter wheat – 3-7 centners / ha , barley – 3-8 kg / ha.
This product is also used as a chemical reagent in the oil and gas industry and as a raw material in a number of other industries
Potassium chloride is used in agriculture as a mineral fertilizer. It is also intended for the production of leather substitutes, synthetic rubber, bakery and fodder yeast, as well as for the production of therapeutic and prophylactic salt.
|The name of indicators||The norm for the brand is small, grade 1|
|Appearance||Small crystals of a grayish-white color or small grains of various shades of red-brown color|
|Mass fraction of potassium in terms of K2O, %, not less than||60|
|Mass fraction of water, %, no more||1.0|
|Granulometric composition (mass fraction of
|Dynamic strength (mass fraction of undestroyed
granules), %, not less than
|Friability, %||one hundred|