Unless packing is sufficient, i.e. lined bags, many fertilizers may be subject to loss due to their being in the form of a fine powder. Similarly, loss may arise out, of tearing or bursting of the bags, which may also occur if the bags become wet.
Fertilizers are liable to deterioration by exposure, due to loss of nitrogen content, and should be stored as soon as possible.
Fertilizers are often transported in bulk and, as such, are subject to contamination by debris, shrinkage (usually less than 0.5%), and wetting.
See also PHOSPHATES and SUPERPHOSPHATES. See also IMDG Code & US CFR.
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