Nickel is the 24th most abundant element within the earths crust. Nickel is an element least thought of because of the small amount present within turf. This element has many key roles such as being a key factor in nitrogen metabolism. When applying urea, turf needs an enzyme called urease to break down urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide so it can be correctly metabolized. If turf is is not able to utilize urease, then there is insoluble nitrogen which is why nickel is needed. Nickel plays a very important role in the production of urease
Why is Nickel important?