Grupa Azoty produces innovative fertilizers

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In the next few years, we are likely to witness an increase in the application of smart fertilizers in agricultural production. New products will excel at delivering indispensable elements to crops. Nutrient absorption is also bound to improve, which means that the scale of washout of fertilizers to groundwater will be reduced.

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Appropriate application of nitrogen

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Specifying fertilizer quantity as well as time and place of its application are important factors in agricultural production. Inadequate application may deteriorate the quality of the crops and – in the end – impact the customers’ budgets.

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Fertilizer Deep Placement

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The International Fertilizer Development Center is an international organization working to combat hunger. IFDC’s flagship idea is Fertilizer Deep Placement (FDP), a technique of applying fertilizer below the soil.

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On the cultivation of barley

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Adequately chosen proportions of fertilizers may protect the cereal from drought, diseases and too rapid growth. It is therefore a good idea to plan the sowing and the fertilization well in advance, so as to avoid problems that arise when the ears of corn appear or during the harvest season.

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Family farming is an opportunity

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The theme of 2014 World Food Day theme was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth”. The topic was chosen to stress the importace of family farming and smallholder farmers.

The goal of the event was to draw the world’s attention to the crucial task for the planet, that of eradicating famine and poverty, as well as providing food security. The organizers also wished to emphasize the theme in the context of improving livelihoods, managing rural resources, environment protection, and achieving sustainable development in rural areas in particular.

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly decided to make 2014 “The International Year of Family Farming”. The campaign serves as a signal that the international community considers family farms an opportunity to provide global food security.

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Clever fertilization

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Application of fertilizers is not enough in order to produce plentiful yield of good quality. It is the method of fertilizer application that determines whether the substances contained in the product are utilized in the best way.

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The pillars of modern agriculture

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Director General of Fertilizers Europe Jacob Hansen was a guest at this year’s Science – Business – Agriculture Conference organized by “Puławy” Competences Center. Fertilizers Europe is an association of European fertilizer manufacturers. Mr Hansen spoke about the cycle of fertilizer circulation and the role of mineral fertilizers in contemporary agricultural manufacturing.

Good practice of fertilization

The use of products which facilitate the growth of plants and boost crops involves one rudimentary rule: appropriate quantity of the fertilizer needs to applied at the appropriate time and in the suitable place. Those who have never heard this principle before may have the impression that it sounds obvious and banal. Upon a closer inspection, however, it becomes apparent that each element of the process ought to be based on professional knowledge, supported by tests and experiments. Additionally, monitoring the influence of our agricultural practice on the environment is an equally important task, and the foundation of efficient, modern farming.

Recycling

Another principle which is crucial for modern agricultural manufacturers is re-using the nutrients which are produced on the farm. Thanks to using available methods of recapturing valuable substances, it is possible to limit the cost of running the agricultural enterprise and take care the natural environment at the same time. Feedback concerning the quantity of nutrients recovered by farmers may help fertilizer manufacturers to continue improving their products.

Latest technology

Farming today stands a chance of becoming a competitive sector of the economy on condition that it makes full use of the available knowledge and technologies. It is crucial to adapt the tools used in other businesses, for example soil mapping based on biomass content, or humidity measurements. Thanks to using online tools, it is possible to make one’s work easier and improve profits generated on the farm, but first and foremost enable the exchange of experience between agricultural manufacturers.

Based on Jacob Hansen’s talk at the 3rd Science – Business – Agriculture Conference
organized by “Puławy” Competences Center. The presentation took place on November 21st, 2013.

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