Urea, a white crystalline solid containing 46% nitrogen, is widely used in the agricultural industry as an animal feed additive and fertilizer Here we discuss it only as a nitrogen fertilizer
Fertilizer urea can be purchased as prills or as a granulated material
Though and considerable urea is manufactured as granules. Granules are larger, harder, and more resistant to moisture and it has become a more suitable material for fertilizer blends
Urea is packed in polyethylene and propylene bags, in special containers for friable products, and also in other types of package
Urea can be shipped in bulk or packed with taking certain care measures; such as the possibility of getting the product into the environment and spilage of the product. Urea is transported by all transport facilities, in compliance with goods transportation regulations applied to this type of transport means.
Shelf life – 6 months from the date of production
In common with most commercial nitrogen fertilizers, urea is manufactured from anhydrous ammonia (NH3). The high analysis of urea—46% N—is the main reason for the low cost of this form of nitrogen fertilizer. Freight costs and storage and handling are all lower than with lower analysis fertilizers such as ammonium nitrate (34-0-0) or ammonium sulfate (21-0-0)