The continued growth of the world’s population is directly reflected in the increased demand for food. Therefore, a sustainable production process is necessary to avoid waste, especially the increasingly scarce natural resources. In agriculture, fertilization is a smart management practice that uses water for fertilization.
It is present in many cultures, especially in horticulture, coffee and fruit, and adds up to 40% greater efficiency compared to conventional administration.
According to research obtained by Yara, the global leader in plant nutrition, the global market size for precision irrigation systems is estimated to be approximately 38 million hectares and 9.7 billion US dollars in 2021. This value is expected to reach 15.1 billion US dollars by 2021. 2026. Currently, however, Fertilization technology is carried out only on an area of \u200b\u200b11 million hectares. Which indicates great potential for growth in this market. The main reasons for this low number are due to the lack of technical knowledge on the part of the producers to adopt this type of management added to the necessary investments.
Fertilization: how to adopt this technique
Fertilization is a technique of applying fertilizer via irrigation water that differs greatly from application across the soil, particularly in that it makes nutrients more quickly available to plants. In addition to rational and efficient use of water, composting also stands out, compared to traditional management, due to its lower operating cost.
The technology, which can be used in different irrigation systems, such as center and side pivots, drip, sprinkler and fine sprinkler, consists of the combined application of fertilizer with irrigation water, providing the correct amount of nutrients to plants at each stage of the irrigation culture. According to experts, it brings agricultural and operational benefits as well as maintaining proper moisture and nutrient content of the soil in the root zone.
“Knowing the need of crops for nutrients, their rate of absorption during the cycle and the most appropriate frequency of application of these nutrients, allows determining the amount of fertilizer and the stage of plant life at which they should be applied through the application of fertilizers. Irrigation, thus reducing Production losses caused by climatic factors, since lack of regular rainfall will not be a problem.
Innovative knowledge and products
Recognizing the need to expand knowledge about fertilization, Yara promotes activities in partner channels with academies and special training in the techniques to be applied for good fertilization. The producer needs to prepare himself technically, study the fertilizing systems available in the market, know the soil well and the type of crop in which the fertilizing will be carried out. In addition, it is necessary to understand the physical and chemical properties of the water that will be used for fertilizer dilution, fertilization and irrigation, and to know water-soluble fertilizers and their interactions,” says Guimarães.
Yara has a highly qualified team always in the field, understanding the main needs of the rural producer, to search for and present the best solutions to increase agricultural productivity and profitability.
to fertilize Yara It is launched in the market Yara RigaSoluble fertilizer, containing 7 nutrients and suitable sources of fertilization. a Yara Riga It brings ease and operational simplification, catering to the requirements of the most diverse cultures. As a result, by combining Yara’s team’s high-quality technical assistance in the field with Yara’s digital tools, the rural producer will be easier to handle composting and increase productivity, profitability and higher quality production.
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