New fertilizers from PUŁAWY
“PUŁAWY” summed up the implementation of a 5-year international project aiming at creating innovative formulas of nitrogen-based fertilizers with added sulfur. Following the research and tests which have been made, we managed to introduce new products on the market, at the same time offering to clients innovative techniques of fertilizers application.
New products containing sulfur
The finalized 5-year project made it possible to widen the portfolio of “PUŁAWY” to include fertilizers including sulfur based on ammonium nitrate-urea solution RSM and ammonium sulfate – liquid fertilizers, as well as based on urea and ammonium sulfate – solid fertilizers. Using the collected results, we prepared an opinion about the new generation of fertilizers before they are marketed. The opinion will shape the fertilizing recommendations and marketing activities for new products of “PUŁAWY” – PULGRAN S, PULASKA and RSMS, all manufactured in the New Fertilizer Complex.
European sulfur deficiency
In most European countries strict limitations of sulfur emissions led to deficits of the element in cultivated soils. Sulfur shortage, especially in sulfur-dependent plants (canola, grass), and favorable reaction to fertilizing with this element, was spotted in Ireland, Scotland, and next in England, the north of Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Central and Eastern European countries are behind with respect to knowledge about demand for fertilization with sulfur. Consequently, analyzing market demand, we initiated appropriate research.
Experiments made in our Works proved that fertilizers with an addition of sulfur are much more beneficial for the growth and development of plants under observation. We also noticed an improvement of qualitative and quantitative parameters of crops. Research results confirmed our hypothesis that nitrogen fertilizers enriched with sulfur increase efficiency as compared to simple nitrogen fertilizers. In Polish conditions, liquid fertilizers brought higher output and economic efficiency. RSM is recommended in cultivation of wheat, while RSMS in the case of canola. In experiments conducted in Germany and Czech Republic, solid urea with added sulfur proved the most efficient.
Connecting science and agriculture
At the beginning of the project we observed very promising test results. On this basis, we initiated a series of investment activities aiming at creating new fertilizer formulas containing sulfur. The strategy implemented for a long time by “PUŁAWY” involves cooperation with scientists and end users – farmers. Bearing this in mind, we undertook this 5-year project, which has just been finalized, so as to provide Polish farming industry with innovative technologies for agricultural cultivation.
Shaping business relations
Mega Projekt initiative involved close cooperation with scientific institutions from Poland, Czech Republic and Germany: the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation Puławy/Wrocław, Fertilizer Research Institute in Puławy, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, German Institute in Mecklenburg, Prague Institute in the Czech Republic as well as commercial partners: UNIBALTIC AGRO, AGRO BALTIC, AGRO CS and AGROCENTRUM Ltd.
We are currently finalizing the first stage of the construction of the New Fertilizer Complex. This enterprise will lead to marketing new nitrogen fertilizers enriched with sulfur.