Quality has its own rewards

Sept. 11, 2022 | 5 Min read
Choosing a quality NPK fertiliser will deliver a range of benefits far beyond its chemical composition, including improved distribution, uptake and nutritional efficiency.

Choosing a quality NPK fertiliser will deliver a range of benefits far beyond its chemical composition, including improved distribution, uptake and nutritional efficiency.

Yara Crop Nutrition commercial manager, Paul Eitzen says YaraMila Complex is an ideal fertiliser for use in a wide range of horticultural crops.

It contains a balanced blend of plant-available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (12-5-15), with sulphur, calcium and magnesium along with trace amounts of zinc, manganese, iron and boron.

YaraMila Complex is ideal for fast growing vegetable crops. 

“Delivering a correct balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and the other nutrients is essential for optimum growth and ultimate crop yield and quality,” Mr Eitzen said.

“Balanced nutrient concentrations support fast establishment, root development and shoot growth, which is particularly important with fast-growing vegetable crops.

“Likewise, fruit crops need a ready source of nutrients for improved fruit set, growth and quality.

“As a quality prill formulation, the nutritional composition in YaraMila Complex cannot be segregated during transport. And its high particle strength and bulk density ensures even spreading.

Mr Eitzen said its small prill size relative to other granular fertilisers means more particles are spread per square metre, further improving nutrient distribution in the soil.

“YaraMila Complex is highly soluble, allowing the fast incorporation of nutrients into the soil profile after spreading via moisture, rainfall or an irrigation event.”

Mr Eitzen said Yara utilises the highest quality raw materials and stringent production procedures in its manufacturing processes.

“YaraMila Complex is very low in impurities – in fact YaraMila Complex has one of the lowest cadmium levels when comparing to any other phosphate fertilisers.

“YaraMila Complex delivers a balanced source of nitrate and ammonium nitrogen. An immediate response in terms of growth and greening can be observed from nitrate after application, while ammonium nitrogen is beneficial for sustained delivery.

“This is a very efficient and reliable way of delivering nitrogen to a wide range of agricultural crops.

“Compared to urea or straight ammonium-based products, nitrate is more quickly absorbed by the plants roots, facilitating faster plant uptake. Nitrate N is extremely beneficial for N uptake in spring when soils are cooler and also helps the uptake of calcium, magnesium and potassium cations.”

Mr Eitzen said volatilisation losses can also be high when surface applying urea or sulphate of ammonia in the wrong conditions. These losses cost the growers through the need for higher rates of nitrogen and the negative impact on the environment.

The phosphorus content in YaraMila Complex is presented in three different forms for immediate and lasting availability, while the provision of potassium as sulphate of potash (SOP) is particularly important for crops with a low tolerance to chloride.

YaraMila Complex complements the rest of the Yara range, including YaraTera specialty fertigation fertilisers, YaraVita foliar fertilisers, YaraLiva calcium nitrate fertilisers, YaraRega soluble NPK compound fertilisers and Yara Liquids bulk liquid fertilisers.

Mr Eitzen said Yara fertilisers are supported by range of innovative decision-making tools to provide a complete crop nutrition solution for all production systems.

“Our objective is to help growers get the very best results from their investment in quality crop nutrition solutions.”

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