At Saddle Mountain Supply, we recognize that the type and quality of fertilizer you use has a significant impact on your end result. Only the highest quality fertilizers are offered to our customers. We regularly customize individual mixes to meet individual needs. So whether your needs require staples such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium or Sulfur; or you have need of micro-nutrients, look no further than fertilizers offered through Saddle Mountain Supply.
Urea is produced through the reaction of ammonia (NH 3)and carbon dioxide (CO 2). The two are reacted together at high pressure at temperatures between 270° and 360° F. The urea solution from these reactions is a molten urea with a concentrate of about 80 percent. At this stage, the molten urea solution is further concentrated and then granulated to make dry urea.
Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (11-52-0)
High quality phosphate ore is mined in an open pit and processed into a fine powdered rock. The rock is reacted with water and sulphuric acid to produce a slurry of phosphoric acid and gypsum solids. The gypsum is filtered from the slurry, and the phosphoric acid is increasingly concentrated for various grades and uses.
Mono-Ammonium phosphate (MAP) is made by reacting high-quality phosphoric acid with ammonia to produce a hot MAP slurry. A small amount of sulphuric acid is added for grade control. The slurry is turned into solid granules in the granulator. The granular product is dried and screened. Product that is too large or too small is recycled to the granulator.
Ammonium Phosphate Sulfate (16-20-0)
Potash deposits occur in beds of sediments at only a few locations around the world, the largest is located in Saskatchewan, Canada . This deposit, which has a thickness from 9 ft. to77.6 ft., is found at depths ranging from 3,200 ft. to 10,000 ft. below the surface.
Solution mining methods are used to extract potash from deeper depths. Conventional underground dry-shaft mining methods are utilized in mines up to depths of 3500 ft. Ore is extracted from the potash deposits by electrically operated mining machines and conveyed to the surface where it is crushed. Using a flotation process, common salt and clay particles are removed, the brine solution is dried, and the dried potash is then sized by screening. The resultant coarse grade product is ready for distribution. Fine particles remaining from the screening process are compacted into sheets, which are then crushed and screened to particle sizes suitable for blending.
Sulfate of Potash (0-0-50-17)
In a process that takes over two years, water is pumped from the Great Salt Lake, located in Utah, to a series of settling ponds, where through the process of evaporation and precipitation, the brine is refined and separated, leaving a layer of course Sulfated Potash. The raw product is then transported to manufacturing facility where it is further refined, processed and prilled into a finished product.
K-Mag (21.5% K 2 0, 10.5% Mg, 21%S)
K-Mag is mined and processed near Carlsbad , New Mexico , from the world's largest and purest deposits of langbeinite ore. Langbeinite, an evaporite mineral, is one of the most soluble salts in the ocean. Millions of years ago, in part of what was an isolated lake of ocean water, langbeinite was one of the last minerals to be precipitated as the water evaporated over time. As a result, ore beds are now located about 1,000 feet below the earth's surface.
Ammonium Sulfate (20-0-0-24)
Granular ammonium sulphate is made by combining ammonia and sulphuric acid in a pipe reactor, to produce an ammonium sulphate solution. The solution is sprayed into a granulating drum where the fertilizer granules are formed.
Saddle Mountain Supply offers a complete line of micronutrients; each specially designed to compliment your fertility program. We are proud to be the Northwest distributors for Wolf Trax, an innovative and effective way to maximize you micronutrient dollars. Click on the Wolf Trax logo to learn more about the micronutrients offered at Saddle Mountain Supply.