The Benefits of Biostimulants in Increasing Fertilizer Efficiency the Use of Bio-Stimulants on Fertilizer Use Efficiency and Crop Yield

9 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2020

Date Written: June 23, 2020

Abstract

Some of the Key Fertiliser Issues of our time include ways to increasing the efficiency of applied fertilizers, the issue of increasing cost of mineral resources, the importance of trace elements and challenges of their applications as well as reducing environmental effects from fertilizer leaching.

In the current economic environment, growers are continuously pressured to maximize yield and optimize inputs. Fertilizer and its efficiency play a major role within these practices. It is therefore imperative to maximize the efficiency of applied fertilizer.

Omnia has developed an effective, easy to apply, biostimulant coating product called FertiCoat with the main objective of increasing fertilizer use efficiency. Nutrients like phosphorous can become fixed in the soil and become unavailable for crop growth. In low pH soils this occurs due to Al and Fe fixing phosphorous and in high pH soils calcium, magnesium and bicarbonates tie up available phosphorous.

To avoid this, FertiCoat™ can be used as a coating onto granular planting fertilizer, Urea or mixed with UAN. It complexes with phosphorous and keep it from being fixed in the soil by unfavorable elements. This makes the applied nutrients more plant available and therefore increases its efficiency and results in increased yields.

FertiCoat consists biostimulants like Seaweed, humates, fulvates, Amino Acids and polymers. Besides the benefits from humates and fulvates, it is known that plant hormones and amino acids in Seaweeds will promote plant growth and assist plants to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses. This process indirectly increases fertilizer efficiency as plants will be more vigorous with less fertilizer application. FertiCoat formulation contains these biostimulants in desired levels.

Omnia has researched FertiCoat™ over many years and has proven it to be a superior coating product.

Keywords: biostimulants, fertilizer efficiency, crops, FertiCoat™

Suggested Citation

McGehan, Raewyn, The Benefits of Biostimulants in Increasing Fertilizer Efficiency the Use of Bio-Stimulants on Fertilizer Use Efficiency and Crop Yield (June 23, 2020). SYMPHOS 2019 – 5th International Symposium on Innovation & Technology in the Phosphate Industry, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3633814 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3633814

Raewyn McGehan (Contact Author)

Omnia Specialties, Australia ( email )

Australia

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