Consider the following differences between straight fertilizers and mixed fertilizers:

  1. While straight fertilisers are designed to supply only one nutrient element, mixed fertilizers are used for more than one nutrient
  2. Straight fertilizers are more readily soluble in water than mixed fertilizers

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Straight fertilizer is a fertilizer that contribute single nutrient to the crops. Few examples of straight fertilizer are urea, rock phosphate, ammonia, ammonium sulfate and muriate of potash. Mixed fertilizers are physical mixtures of straight fertilisers. They contain two or three primary plant nutrients. 

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