Fertirrigation with anhydrous ammonia - AgriSOL
Fertilisation with anhydrous ammonia offers several advantages over the use of urea or ammonium nitrate: AgriSOL is a specific range of products, technologies and services, developed by SOL, enabling farmers to optimise production yields of cultivated land in a natural way, while at the same time limiting fertiliser residues.
AgriSOL fertilisation is normally carried out in the spring, and like with most modern techniques, it is also used as a top dressing (in May-June) so as to benefit from a longer time window, thus minimising fertiliser loss even when the weather is not optimal. The availability of a suitable quantity of nitrogen as micro elements is recognised as being essential to the optimal, healthy growth of crops: to achieve this result in practice, nitrogen fertilisers must be used in greater quantities than those effectively absorbed by crops, due to the inevitable losses resulting, for example, from rainfall.
AgriSOL permits the efficient use of the fertiliser because the anhydrous ammonia quickly binds to the water naturally present in the soil, and remains available to the crops for longer than traditional fertilisers: this permits improved productivity per hectare without increasing fertilisation costs, and also enables the soil to be treated well before sowing takes place, thus guaranteeing more time for fertilisation. AgriSOL is particularly recommended for the cultivation of maize and wheat; the technology was developed in the USA and Canada for these crop, and is promoted in Europe by SOL Group companies.