Honeywell finds alternative to explosive fertilizer


By Roberta Rampton WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 23 (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc said on Tuesday it has found a way to make a safer alternative to ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that has been used as a material to make bombs. The company said it has fused ammonium nitrate with ammonium sulfate to create a new dry nitrogen fertilizer that it hopes to gear to fruit, vegetable and nut tree producers. "Ammonium nitrate ... is a very good fertilizer. Obviously, it ...

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