“There is a lot of waste when we talk about nutrients and fertilizers”


Farmers can fertilize 30-40% less fertilizer and get the same yield, possibly higher, provided they apply new plant-feeding technologies, says John Eno, Ph.D., agricultural sciences and founder of NATUREVO.

John Inoue, who was invited to the AgroStrategia Show on Tuesday, July 19, explained the importance of new fertilizers with gradual or controlled release, and modern fertilizers that help farms save, while providing proper nutrition to crops.

“In our country – and not only in ours – there is a lot of waste when we talk about nutrients and fertilizers. We used to think that the more fertilizer you produce, the more production, without considering the efficiency of using those fertilizers. I can tell you that, compared to other countries, we are still A little behind, because we’re still going a long way in the classic fertilizer – the classic fertilizer model, in the vast majority. For at least 20 years, I started promoting controlled and/or progressive fertilizers, after which I was dreamy. Today I’m no longer seen as A dreamer, but I am seen as a man who understands very well what is going on and has gone a little further.I must tell you that today you can use 30-40% amount of fertilizer given per unit area and get the same or even higher production in the context in which you greatly increase the The efficient use of nutrients in fertilizers then creates this nutritional balance for plants.Because in our country it is again defined by an unbalanced diet.The founder of NATUREVO said in the interview broadcast on TVR 1 during the show AgroStrategia, a co-production of TVR and Agrointelige nța, we give out a lot of nitrogen, and we give out a lot of phosphorous at once. ”

John Enoiu noted that controlled fertilizers are not the cheapest, “they are at first glance the most expensive, but if we count the number of them used in production by plants, by soil, we see that we can come up with an account. About half with these fertilizers are more expensive at first glance – which are offered in smaller quantities and which come with at least the same production or even with additional production.”

“It’s important at some point what’s left of the soil. Because we talk a lot about exporting nutrients from the soil to the plant, but we don’t talk at all about what’s left in the soil or we don’t think that if the plant, for example, takes in some amount of nitrogen from the soil This amount has disappeared and there is no more nitrogen in the soil,” warns Dr. Enoiu.

New fertilizers provide agricultural crops not only basic elements, but also trace elements around farmers now know how important they are. “Complex fertilizer, when I was taught in school, meant only NPK, that is, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and other things were less important. But it is actually important! Trace elements matter a lot, calcium matters a lot, magnesium matters a lot, sulfur. At first the farmers didn’t pay much attention to Of interest, but now they’re starting to learn. They’re starting to learn, to know that if you don’t have sulfur on the farm, you won’t have protein in the grains and you won’t get quality. If you don’t have calcium, your culture will fall off very quickly. If you don’t have it Potassium, your culture might be low again. If you don’t have copper, you don’t have enzymes to help you photosynthesise. If you don’t have magnesium – magnesium is the primary component of chlorophyll and so on. Zinc helps a lot with root formation,” says John Inoue.

The Naturevo founder states that the high-performance product is free compared to classic low-yield fertilizers. The price difference covers the price difference, so that the new generation of fertilizers does not bring additional expenses, but rather additional profit.

“The farmer must understand that a good thing costs more, but only at first glance it costs more – per unit – but then it costs much less. I remember working for a multinational and making some kind of product that used 15-20 grams per hectare – I’m talking About plant protection products.I came with products that were presented in very small quantities, 15-20 grams per hectare, and as you can see, the price at first glance was surprisingly high compared to the classic ones.The price per hectare was about twice the price per hectare per unit of production, but when the economic calculations were made , given the increase in production, the farmer was practically much more, much more.And then, two years later, when the farmers asked me how much it cost, I would tell them: It costs you nothing, it’s free, you’ll get an increase in production, and you get the price of the product.” So, with these controlled fertilizers – when you do the math at the end, you’ll realize that, as I told you, you saved about half the money when it came to fertilizer price today,” said John Enoiu of AgroStrategia (TVR 1).

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