Mixed Views on AN

Ammonium Nitrate Needed, But Controversial

Russ Quinn
By  Russ Quinn , DTN Staff Reporter
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Because of ammonium nitrate's slow release of nitrogen, it is favored in fruit and vegetable production. (Photo by Firsthuman, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Ammonium nitrate has many fans, especially among the nation's fruit and vegetable growers. But as events such as the recent explosion of West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, and the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City show, fertilizers can also have a lethal side.

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