What are fertilizers?
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Fertilizers supply nutrients needed for good crop quality and yield. Fertilizer production entails gathering raw materials from nature, purifying them to increase their concentration, converting them into plant-available forms and often combining them into products containing more than one nutrient.
Plants need sun, water and nutrients to grow. The three principal nutrients are nitrogen (n), phosphate (P) and potassium (K). If one is lacking, plant growth is limited and crop yields are reduced.
Yield improvements from correct fertilizer application have been demonstrated frequently – by individual farmers, large agricultural companies and the unFood and agriculture organisation.
Fertilizers are essential to deliver the nutrients crops require in the right amounts at the right time. the addition of fertilizers to crops can result in the doubling or even tripling of yields.
Each individual nutrient, whether required in large or small amounts, plays a specific role in plant growth and food production. one nutrient cannot be substituted for another.
EuroChem produces nitrogen mineral fertilizers, including urea, ammonia, ammonium nitrate (an), urea ammonium nitrate (uan), calcium ammonium nitrate (Can) and complex fertilizers (nPK). We also produce phosphate mineral fertilizers, including monoammonium phosphate (maP), diammonium phosphate (DaP), nitrate phosphate (nP) and feed phosphates, as well as P2O5 rich magnetite-apatiteore. We are developing two major greenfield potash projects in Russia.
For more about our products see www.eurochem.ru/what-we-do/products/
EuroChem’s focus is on helping customers improve their crop yields rather than simply selling products. We provide advisory services to local agricultural producers and promote the efficient use of fertilizers to help increase yields.
Our distribution centres also offer third-party seed and crop protection products as well as soil analysis services.
AVERAGE NUTRIENT CONTENT (% OF WEIGHT)
|Ammonium nitrate (AN)||34±1%||–||–||–||–||–|
|Ammonium sulphate (AS)||21%||–||–||24%||–||–|