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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Nitrogen is not the only cause of the greenhouse effect

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Nitrogen-based fertilizers are regarded as the main cause of greenhouse gases emissions resulting from agricultural activity. It is impossible for farmers to cease using fertilizers, but they can reduce the impact of their activity on the environment by limiting energy consumption and efficient fertilization. This will make it possible to cut greenhouse gases emissions to the atmosphere considerably.

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More expensive fertilizers within a decade

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The lack of common EU policy on energy results in Russia treating particular countries in various manner during trade negotiations concerning the pricing of natural gas. Consequently, the cost of manufacturing nitrogen-based fertilizers is rising at a different pace in various countries.

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RSM – the solution comes from “PUŁAWY”

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Urea-ammonium nitrate solution (RSM) is one of the most universal products in Agro segment of Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” market offer. RSM may be applied on all soils, and to fertilize cereals, canola, potatoes, maize, fruit and vegetables.

Three in one

RSM contains amide, ammonium and nitrate form of nitrogen – as many as three. Consequently, the fertilizer is active over a prolonged period of time and may provide nutrients for plants in the long term. The product is a solution with high levels of concentration: 28% N, 30% N and 32% N. Apart from different nitrogen content, the three solutions also have various temperature of crystallization and density.

RSM - the solution comes from Liquids act faster

Thanks to the form of aqueous solution, the nitrogen is absorbed by plants faster, while application via flooding or spraying ensures even distribution of RSM. The product may be used before sowing or during the cultivation of the crops. It is also excellent at the time of drought, bringing high efficiency of fertilization.

We also offer RSMS

Only 4% of Polish farmland has soil rich in sulphur, which is vital for the growth of many plans. The element also facilitates effective absorption and use of nitrogen provided in fertilizers. In order to supplement sulphur, “PUŁAWY” offers RSMS, the urea-ammonium nitrate solution with added sulphur in the easily absorbed, sulphate form.

RSM - the solution comes from Quality counts

Both RSM and RSMS are high quality products, produced in accordance with the 1st Regulation on Fertlizers (EC) no 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and Council from 13.09.2003. RSM also has the Compliance Certificate (Nawóz WE/EC Fertilizer) and “Q” quality tag.

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Judicious fertilization

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A recently published report about the implementation of EU Directive concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources contains good news. The content of nitrogen compounds in soil and groundwater is decreasing, while farmers are using nitrates in a far more sensible manner.

Harmful excess

Indiscriminate use of nitrogen-based fertilizers by farmers and the livestock feces in soil and water have brought about considerable, harmful changes in the ecosystem: pollution of air, water, soil and excessive eutrophication. Therefore, Nitrates Directive was approved in 1991 to regulate the issue of nitrates use.

Challenges for the EU

Current tasks for the EU include the issue of countries where the saturation of soil with nitrates is high (Great Britain, Malta, Belgium). The problem with excessive eutrophication concerns over 40% of lakes in EU, and almost 100% lakes in the Netherlands. While more and more farmers cultivating cereals use nitrogenous fertilizers judiciously, there remain problems with nitrates used in gardening, livestock breeding and the cultivations of energetic plants used for the production of biofuels.

What comes after fertilizing with nitrogen?

Knowledge is essential to be able to make full use of nitrogen-based fertilizers without risking harmful influence on the environment. Desirable skills are: the ability to apply formulas in the appropriate manner, using the correct quantity of the product and adjusting the above to current weather conditions. Such initiatives as Competences Center established by Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” respond to the market demand for research, education and training. The Center aims at educating farmers, creating teams of agricultural advisers and doing research concerning effective methods of using nitrogen in fertilization processes. Thanks to this, sustainable farming based on both modern fertilizers and knowledge stands a chance of having positive impact on the environment.

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