Muriate of Potash

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Has a higher potassium content than other fertilisers and dissolves readily

Is the only form of potassium used for pasture

Mixes well with all other fertilisers and is rarely used on its own​

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Analysis
N P K S Mg Ca Other
0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Physical description
Muriate of Potash is one of the main forms of straight potassium fertiliser, as it has a higher potassium content than other fertilisers and dissolves readily. Muriate of Potash may be grey/white/pink or red, depending on origin.​
Farm types Canegrowing, Cropping, Dairy, Livestock
Uses include Pasture development, Maintenance fertiliser, Capital fertiliser, Pasture growth, Cropping
Cautions for mixing
​Muriate of potash generally mixes well with other products and is rarely used on its own.
Segregation may occur when mixed with product with differences of particle size.
Works better with
Also known as
KCL, MOP, Potash, Potassium Chloride
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Benefits of Muriate of Potash

Has a higher potassium content than other fertilisers and dissolves readily

Is the only form of potassium used for pasture

Mixes well with all other fertilisers and is rarely used on its own

Is a cost effective straight quick release potassium source, which can be used for both capital and maintenance applications

Replaces lost potassium when hay or silage is removed from the farming system

Muriate of Potash is a cost effective straight quick release potassium source, which can be used for both capital and maintenance applications​

Uses

Muriate of potash is mainly used for pastoral, cropping and other chloride tolerant crops. It is the only form of potassium used for pastures.

Application Rates and Advice

Muriate of potash can be applied at any time when needed, although split applications will give a more constant nutrient supply for the soil. Muriate of potash has a high salt meaning when it dissolves in soil, the soil solution salt concentration is greater compared to that from other fertilisers. Therefore care must be taken to minimise the risk of germination injury, particularly if high rates are applied under dry soil conditions.

 
Actual spreading rates will vary according to farm type, climate, productivity, soil type and crop type.  Soil testing and fertiliser plans are available to ensure you use the right product at the correct rate.  Call our Customer Centre for information.

Clean equipment after use to avoid corrosion.
As with most solid fertilisers, Muriate of potash can be stored over a season as long as it is kept in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.
Potassium is found in clay and rock particules, but is released only slowly by chemical weathering.  Once the K has been released it is available for uptake by plants but may also be lost by leaching.  Taking hay or silage removes potassium from the system, and this needs to be replaced as soon as possibly after crop removal.  ​