Milorganite Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer 5-2-0

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Milorganite Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer 5-2-0
Heavy metals (ppm)
WashingtonArsenic: 9.6 ppm
 Cadmium: 7 ppm
 Cobalt: 6.2 ppm
 Mercury: 2.7 ppm
 Molybdenum: 18 ppm
 Nickel: 42 ppm
 Lead: 120 ppm
 Selenium: 6.3 ppm
 Zinc: 840 ppm
Sources: WSDA[1]
retrieved 4 May 2017

Milorganite Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer 5-2-0 is a NP fertilizer from Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. The fertilizer contains 5% nitrogen (N), 2% phosphorus (P2O5), and 0% potassium (K2O). Heavy metal analyses of the product reported to Washington State can be found in the info box on this page. The analysis shows the quantities of heavy metals, in parts per million (ppm), of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), molybdenum (Mo), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) present in a sample of the product.

The fertilizer heavy metals analysis information for Milorganite Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer 5-2-0 is from the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The information on WikiFootprints was last obtained from the agency website on 4 May 2017. WikiFootprints is not an official source of this information and may not represent the most recent analysis of the product. Official data can be obtained from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Fertilizer Product Database.[1]



Usage

Fertilizers and other products used to increase soil fertility can contain notable amounts of heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel. NP fertilizers are often used on a regular basis, so there can be a cumulative effect on heavy metal concentrations in the soil. A few government organizations regulate the concentrations of heavy metals, in agricultural products, to protect human health and natural resources from toxicity.


See also

  • NP fertilizers - comparison of heavy metal concentrations in fertilizers that provide nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Fertilizers - comparison of heavy metal concentrations in fertilizers

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fertilizer Product Database. Washington State Department of Agriculture. Web.