Nitrates and Phosphates in Plants?

Answer Phosphorous and nitrogen are two of 17 essential nutrients for healthy plant growth. Plants contain several different types of nitrogen, depending on the species, maturity and surrounding environme... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Nitrates and Phosphates in Plants

Why do plants need phosphates?

Plants need phosphate to stimulate root development and flowering and to help in the prevention of disease and stress. Phosphate is used in making soft drinks, detergents & pharmaceuticals source ... Read More »

Phosphates in fertilizer?

Yes, some fertilizers have phosphates in them.

Why are phosphates in your swimming pool?

Answer Phosphates often come from dead and decayed organics in your pool. This can be from fertilizer in your own lawn, or it can be blown in from the wind (even invisible amounts). They also com... Read More »

Are high phosphates the best in dishwasher detergent?

On One Hand: They Have BenefitsHigh phosphate levels in dishwasher detergent help neutralize the effects of hard water, like spotting and streaking, according to the Organic Consumers Association. ... Read More »