The November 2018 Agriculture Magazine features YARA’s Premium Crop Nutrition Solutions
Make sure to get a copy of the November issue of Agriculture magazine so you will learn about the premium crop nutrition solutions. Not all inorganic fertilizers are the same as you would discover in the cover story of the November issue.
Yara is the world’s largest fertilizer company. The products are fertilizers all right but they are not the ordinary type. That’s why they are best called Crop Nutrition Solutions because they are very much different from the ordinary traditional fertilizers that local farmers are applying to their crops today, according to Renelle delos Santos, marketing executive of Yara. Crop Nutrition Solutions because of the complete and balanced nutrition they provide to crops, she explains.
Take, for instance, YaraVera Viking Ship Zn. It is urea with procote zinc technology, and even with just a little amount of zinc when used to fertilize rice plants, the increase in yield is very significant. In a two-year experiment at the Central Luzon State University, YaraVera Viking Ship Zn increased rice yield by 22 percent. On the other hand, a PhilRice report reveals that if the zinc deficiency in lowland rice is addressed, the potential yield increases up to one ton per hectare. That’s equivalent to 20 cavans of rough rice worth P20,000 at P20 per kilo.
Aside from YaraVera, Yara has three groups of power brands. These are YaraMila, YaraLiva and YaraVita.
YaraMila offers big advantages over its traditional counterparts. The nitrogen in traditional fertilizers is in the form of ammonium. The ammonium has to be converted into nitrate form before it is absorbed the by plants. In the process of transformation into nitrate, as much as 50 percent of the nutrients is lost. Also, because the nitrogen of the traditional fertilizers is in the form of ammonium, it makes the soil acidic which is bad for plants and the soil.
The nitrogen in YaraMila, on the other hand, is in the form of nitrate so that it is readily absorbed by the plants and does not make the soil acidic. It is therefore environment-friendly as it does not damage the soil.
Under this group are YaraMila Aktibo, YaraMila Grower, YaraMila Winner, YaraMila Unik 16 and YaraMila Palmae.
YaraMila Aktibo is 21-6-12 NPK grade with added micronutrients such as Sulfur, Magnesium and Boron. It promotes faster growth, strong and unblemished stems, excellent vigor and good grain filling. YaraMila Aktibo is best recommended for rice in irrigated farms and for corn.
YaraMila Grower is best for corn and rice. Excellent for grain filling.
YaraMila Grower is 13-11-21 NPK grade with Magnesium and Boron. It promotes faster growth and vigor, strong stems that prevents lodging and less unfilled grains. This fertilizer is recommended for rice, corn, vegetables and various other crops.
YaraMila Winner fertilizer is highly recommended for vegetables.
YaraMila Winner is really a winner. It has an excellent combination of NPK, 15-9-20 with Sulfur, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc and Boron. It helps ensure the crop the best opportunity for rapid growth, higher yields and larger produce. YaraMila Winner is highly recommended for vegetables.
YaraMila Unik 16 is also recommended for vegetables and all other crops. It is a complete fertilizer which contains 16-16-16 NPK. It helps in plant development and improves plant tolerance to stress and diseases.
YaraMila Hydran is highly recommended for banana.
YaraMila Hydran is best for banana. It is 19-4-19 NPK grade plus Sulfur, Magnesium, Zinc and Boron. It promotes faster growth, higher yield, bigger and heavier produce.
YaraMila Palmae is 13-11-21 NPK grade with Magnesium and Boron. This is for oil palms. Use of this formulation results in bigger plants, heavier produce and high oil extraction rate.
YaraLiva is Yara’s power brand for Calcium Nitrates. Under this power brand are YaraLiva Tropicote (field grade), YaraLiva Nitrabor (field grade with Boron) and YaraLiva Calcinit (superior soluble grade for fertigation).
The Nitrate-N is directly available for plant uptake, resulting in fast and predictable growth responses. It is non-volatile and is not absorbed in the soil particles, leaving it directly available to the plants.
The readily available Calcium improves the cell wall strength and helps prevent the occurrence of most common diseases leading to better quality, longer storage life, thus increasing marketable crop yields. These fertilizers are highly soluble and are used in mango flower induction.
Calcium nitrate is used in inducing flowering in mango.
To know more about the other products, better get a copy of the November issue of Agriculture magazine. It is the most widely circulated agriculture publication in the country.