Although the demand for molybdenum is relatively small during the growth of crops and flowers, molybdenum is still one of the essential micronutrient elements for plants. Molybdenum fertilizer not only plays an important role in biological nitrogen fixation but also participates in the reduction process of nitric acid. Besides, molybdenum fertilizer can promote the absorption of phosphorus by plants and the conversion of inorganic phosphorus to organic phosphorus. In addition, it also plays an important role in the production, operation, and conversion of vitamin C and carbohydrates.
1. Ammonium Molybdate (containing molybdenum 54%), and Sodium Molybdate (containing molybdenum 39%) – They are very soluble in water and are suitable for soil fertilization, foliar spraying, and seed treatment.
2. Molybdenum Trioxide (66.6% molybdenum) – Its solubility is relatively small, and it also has certain effects.
3. Industrial Waste Residues Containing Molybdenum – It is a good cheap fertilizer source, such as scraps of molybdate production (about 10% molybdenum).
4. Molybdenum Superphosphate – It is made by adding ammonium molybdate, sodium molybdate, molybdenum trioxide, and even industrial waste containing molybdenum to superphosphate.
5. Molybdenum-containing Glass Fertilizer – It is hard to dissolve in water and is a slow-acting fertilizer. It is often used as a base fertilizer. It must have a finer particle size for long after-effects.
At present, the most commonly used crops of molybdenum fertilizer are soybeans and peanuts in legumes. Molybdenum fertilizer can make peanuts more fruitful, peanut kernels plump, increase snow peas production, increase disease resistance, and prolong the harvest period. Because molybdenum is an essential element for nitrogen fixation in legumes. In addition, broccoli, cotton, sugar beet, tomato, and other crops require relatively more molybdenum.
The application methods of molybdenum fertilizer mainly include molybdenum application in the soil, foliar spraying, and seed treatment. Among them, foliar spray and seed treatment are the most commonly used.
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