DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE FERTILISER (DAP) an incredibly organic method That Works for all


Friends, dimmonium Phosphate (DAP) is one of the most famous and is a widely used chemical fertilizer which enhances the soil of our plants to a high node without taking much time.
Dimmonium Phosphate fertilizer is mostly used for agriculture and horticulture. But, as we all know that chemical fertilizers have a wide history in ruining our plant’s soluble nutrition permanently and increasing its Ph level by high amounts. So, in this article we will tell you that how you can make an organic fertilizer at your home which is going to benefit your plant in the same way as the DAP fertilizer does, but will not have any negative effects.

What is DAP fertilizer

So let us first start by explain that what exactly is a DAP fertilizer. For a quick response to this common question, DAP is a chemical fertilizer which is widely used by farmers and gardeners to improve the growth of their crops or plants in a short amount of time

DAP stands for Diammonium Phosphate. Now, if you buy some DAP fertilizer from any market, it comes in the form of small granules which may be white or black in color.

DAP is produced when the ammonia get reacted with phosphoric acid and become the most useful formula for gardening and farming.
The chemical composition of Diammonium phosphate fertilizer is
Here Nh4 is the compound which we commonly call ammonia, H represent the availability of Hydrogen and PO4 represents the phosphate that present in the DAP chemical composition.  

Benefits of DAP fertilizer

The DAP fertilizer consists of ammonia (nitrogen) and phosphate, which as we know are the two major nutrients that a plant needs for beginning its growth. If we check the availability of these two major nutrient then Diammonium phosphate fertilizer contains 18% of Nitrogen and 46% of phosphorus and if consider it in the form of NPK fertilizer then it is 0-18-46.

Which means if we use 1KG of the DAP fertilizer for our plants and crops then we are applying 180gm of nitrogen and 460gm of phosphorus.

And due to this high concentration we get instant growth that looks good in our plants and crops. The phosphorus enhances your plant’s growth and make it stable by developing strong and deep roots and nitrogen helps in the vegetative growth by which a plant become more busier grow more branches and leaves.

And being a natural catalyst found in Diammonium phosphate fertilizer boosts the speed in which the plant takes in enough nitrogen and the phosphorus present in the fertilizer which has dissolved in the soil because of being a biodegradable nutrient to enhance the plant and crops growth.

Overall the DAP fertilizer takes care of giving all necessary commands to the plants for starting and completing all required processes that a plant need to perform for its proper growth.

Disadvantages of Diammonium phosphate fertilizer (DAP) Fertilizer

After reading the advantages of this DAP fertilizer, you might be thinking that, “wow! It’s a great fertilizer and I am going to be using it every day!” but, unfortunately it’s not correct to be using more DAP fertilizer in your plants and crop soil. This is simply because DAP is a chemical fertilizer, which means that it will have some disadvantages also.

Some of the disadvantages which are most commonly appear are

First, it increases the Ph of our soil and that may kill the soil micro-organisms which are also referred to as a lifeline of gardening and farming.

Second, it also may contribute to enhance the water pollution. When we use excess DAP fertilizer then some of its amount leach out from soil and mix with natural water resources and leads to water pollution.

Third, Sometime gardener and farmer do not go through soil testing process and use this chemical fertilizer directly in soil, without knowing the actual requirement and this condition makes direct impact on their crop and plant’s production yield that is not good for any farmer.

What is the organic Substitute of Diammonium phosphate fertilizer (DAP) Fertilizer

Now we are aware about Diammonium phosphate fertilizer (DAP) and its advantages with disadvantages. Now as we are looking for organic gardening and farming so, let’s take a moment to think about the solution to this problem.

Well, the answer is quiet simple. We can use an organic substitute in place of this chemical fertilizer. But, for a substitute, it is must that it contains the same amount of nutrients that the DAP fertilizer contains. This means that our organic fertilizer should also contains 18% of nitrogen and 46% of phosphorus by which the DAP is performing well for gardening and farming and that organic fertilizer (substitute) should contain the same.
So now we are going to share an easy method of making an organic substitute of this Diammonium phosphate fertilizer. Now let’s start making this fertilizer.
First of all, we will take 6KG of cow dung compost because cow dung compost contains almost 3% nitrogen, 2% phosphorus and 1% potassium in it. And if we take it 6KG of cow dung fertilizer then it contains almost 180g of nitrogen and 120g of phosphorus.


Next, we will take 3KG of bone meal powder because bone meal contains a good amount of phosphorus. When we check the nutrients value of bone meal, then we find out that it contains around 14% to 16% of phosphorus.
And we are taking 3KG of bone meal, and then it contains an average of 400g of phosphorus.

Now, we will take a big container and pour the 6KG cow dung in it. After this, pour the bone meal in the container and mix it well. After mixing it properly, we will end up with 9KG of this organic fertilizer.

This 9KG of organic mixture is equal to 1KG of DAP fertilizer just without any bad effects on our soil. The nutrient value of our organic fertilizer is around 180g nitrogen and 460g phosphorus. Now, because it is an organic fertilizer instead of a chemical fertilizer, it will be beneficial for improving the soil structure and improve the micro-organism activities.

So friends, if we summaries this whole details then we can say that we can make an organic substitute of Diammonium phosphate fertilizer (DAP) by mixing the described amount of cow dung compost and bone meal powder. This 9KG of organic mixture will provide almost all required nutrient to our soil and plants as 1 kg of Diammonium phosphate fertilizer (DAP) can provide. I hope this information will be helpful.

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