DRY GRANULAR FERTILIZER-LIQUID FERTILIZER OTHER THAN ANHYDROUS AMMONIA - BROADCAST APPLICATION
ACA CONCENTRATE is a product which improves crop production when used with anhydrous ammonia, liquid and dry fertilizers containing nitrogen. It is intended for use with ammonia by mixing with the liquid anhydrous ammonia prior to application or with other liquid fertilizers by mixing with such solutions prior to application. It can be used with dry blended fertilizers by impregnation on the dry fertilizers prior to application.
ACA CONCENTRATE is readily soluble in the liquid anhydrous ammonia. It is not soluble in ammonia vapor. Some liquid ammonia is required to keep the ACA CONCENTRATE in solution. Thus, a few, simple procedures must be followed in using this product to avoid problems in handling and to obtain optimum results.
Carefully meter ACA CONCENTRATE into the anhydrous ammonia nurse tank or applicator tank by pumping it through an accurate, calibrated metering device into the liquid ammonia, either before or after filling, or as the tank is being filled. Use a positive flow system or check valves, where appropriate, to prevent one product from entering the delivery tank of the other. Introducing both products simultaneously into the nurse tank or applicator tank automatically provides the mixing required for a uniform, homogeneous solution.
DRY GRANULAR FERTILIZER
ACA CONCENTRATE can be applied by impregnation on dry granular fertilizers such as granular UREA, AMMONIUM NITRATE, AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE OR DRY BLENDED FERTILIZERS THAT ARE COMPOSED OF AT LEAST 50% OF A COMBINATION OF UREA, AMMONIUM NITRATE OR AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE GRANULAR FERTILIZERS. For use with dry granulated fertilizers ACA CONCENTRATE should be impregnated on the fertilizer granules immediately prior to application. For uniform coverage of the fertilizer granules, dilute the proper amount of ACA CONCENTRATE (determine the proper rate of ACA CONCENTRATE by multiplying the BANDED OR BROADCAST RATE of ACA CONCENTRATE by the number of acres (1) one ton of blended fertilizer will cover) with sufficient nitrogen solution to equal (1) one gallon of liquid mixture per ton of dry blended fertilizer.
This mixture should be applied to the granular fertilizer either in the fertilizer blender as it is mixing, or onto the fertilizer as it is entering the fertilizer blender drum.
For use with liquid fertilizers ACA CONCENTRATE should be mixed into the liquid fertilizer immediately prior to application. For uniform mixing of ACA CONCENTRATE with the liquid fertilizer dilute the proper amount of ACA CONCENTRATE (determine the proper rate of ACA CONCENTRATE by multiplying the BANDED OR BROADCAST RATE of ACA CONCENTRATE by the number of acres (1) one ton of blended fertilizer will cover) with each ton of liquid fertilizer. This should be thoroughly mixed with the liquid fertilizer immediately prior to application. NOTE: It is important the ACA CONCENTRATE be thoroughly mixed throughout the fertilizer mixture. This is necessary for uniform application in the field.
When mixing with 32% nitrogen solutions or other liquid fertilizer solutions which contain very little water, premix the ACA CONCENTRATE with at least an equal amount of water first, then add to the fertilizer solution while mixing thoroughly to disperse.
NOTE: ACA CONCENTRATE MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH CERTAIN CLEAR LIQUID FERTILIZERS THAT CONTAIN PHOSPHATE IN THE FORM OF POTASSIUM ORTHO PHOSPHATE. THESE FERTILIZERS INCLUDE NACHURS™ FERTILIZER AND OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS.
INCOMPATIBILITY MAY ALSO OCCUR WITH CLEAR LIQUID FERTILIZERS THAT ARE FORMULATED TO A LOW pH, SUCH AS THE US UREA SULFURIC ACID FERTILIZERS.
The equipment used to inject ACA CONCENTRATE into anhydrous ammonia and otherwise convey ACA CONCENTRATE must be appropriate for anhydrous ammonia service. No brass, copper or galvanized pipe or fittings should be used. Only hose, valves and fittings approved for anhydrous ammonia service can be used.
DRY GRANULAR FERTILIZER—LIQUID FERTILIZER OTHER THAN ANHYDROUS AMMONIA
RATE OF APPLICATION: When ACA CONCENTRATE is used with dry granular fertilizers and liquid fertilizers other than anhydrous ammonia.