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Muriate of Potash

Muriate of Potash

Potassium chloride, or MOP, is the most commonly used potassium fertilizer and can be used to farm a variety of foods, particularly chloride-loving vegetables like sugar beets, celery, Swiss chard and other plants that are resilient to chloride. Its chloride content can be beneficial for soils that are low in chloride, making them more disease resistant; however, if the soil or irrigation water being used has high levels of chloride, the added content can create toxicity. This means that the levels have to be carefully managed, and MOP must only be used for select crops. Still, MOP remains the most commonly used potash fertilizer, with about 55 million tonnes being sold and used annually.