Essential Nickel

Naturally-occurring, micro-nutrient nickel fundamental in ammonia conversion

B.A. McKean -

Nickel Fertilizer

Successful growth and development of plants needs nickel. That’s partly because nickel is an essential micronutrient in the conversion of urea to ammonia and thus in the mobilization of nitrogen.

Nickel is present in all soils and only a small amount is required for urea conversion, so incidents of nickel defificiency are rare. Some plants, like the pecan tree are especially reliant on the presence of nickel.

Current Issue

Volume 31-3

From Farm to Fork

December 14, 2016

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Feature Story:
The secret ingredient in Italy's culinary love affair: nickel
Italy is known for both its love of food and its love of design. And by virtue of its hygienic properties, corrosion-resistant characteristics and attractive finish, nickel-containing stainless steel has played a notable role in this love affair.