Diammonium phosphate is a granulated fertilizer, with granules in size 5-5 mm (min. 95%). Granules can be white, grey or black (with tones) DAP contains 18% of nitrogen in ammonia form and 46% of phosphours as ammonium phosphate (exact formula can differ slightly depending on producer) Ammonia nitrogen is not leached from soil, is slowly uptaken by plants and facilitates phosphorus uptake, limits excessive uptake of potassium. Phosporus form is easy available for soil, also in water deficiency conditions. DAP is commonly used universal fertilizer which can be applied for field crops and for vegetables and in orchards.
DAP fertilizer is an excellent source of P and nitrogen (N) for plant nutrition. It is highly soluble and thus dissolves quickly in soil to release plant-available phosphate and ammonium. A notable property of DAP is the alkaline pH that develops around the dissolving granule.