Weather variability, crop and input prices, pests and disease are some of the many risks that keep farmers awake at night.
Today, there are global risks that can impact your farm: price volatility, resource availability, geopolitics and perhaps the most concerning of all – climate change.
There are five risks that we have prioritised based on our knowledge of farming and work with farmers. To minimise risk and build resilience into a farmers crop production, our nitrate-based solutions have been developed.
The big five risks:
|Quality and yield: Sub-optimal nitrogen rates produce poor crops and low yield.|
|Ammonia volatilization: Significant ammonia losses to air occur with some nitrogen fertilsers.|
|Application accuracy: Poor quality fertiliser and wrong spreader settings reduce application accuracy.|
|Efficiency and profit: Poor efficiency and low return on fertiliser investment.|
|Weather resilience: Less vulnerable to weather conditions affecting nitrogen losses or uptake.|
Nitrate-based fertilisers offer superior performance when compared to urea fertilizer, and when nitrate-based products are used in conjunction with Yara’s digital tools, you can achieve higher protein content and yield, which means increased profit.
We know that nitrogen needs can vary, even within the same fields. We also know that using the same amount of nitrogen every year is inefficient fin terms of cost, crop yield, and quality. As part of our nitrate-based solutions, YaraIrix is a clip that turns your smartphone into a nitrogen sensor to help you measure your plant’s nitrogen status. YaraIrix provides an accurate measurement so that farmers have a reliable N application rate that is accurate and meets the specific needs of the crops.
Several field trials conducted by teams at Yara with our partners have demonstrated the ability of the N-Tester and N-Sensor® to help enhance protein content and yield compared to standard nitrogen balances.
Yara offers a range of products, tools and services, as well as expertise, to help you achieve an optimum N rate and ensure profitability.
For more information on specific issues check out these articles.
Improving nitrogen fertiliser efficiency is one way your farm can become more productive, profitable and sustainable. Try our quiz to find out how you can improve your farm's nitrogen fertiliser efficiency.
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