Seed Potato yield increased by 12% using Agrocote Max

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Seed potato trial with Agrocote Max

Key conclusions

  • By using Agrocote Max, the Nitrogen losses reduced significantly, the number of tubers and the total yield increased up to 12%.
  • One application of Agrocote Max performed better than 2 applications of traditional fertilizers.
  • The total net income increased up to 14% by using Agrocote Max vs. different grower practices.

General information

Goal of the trial: 
To compare Agrocote Max vs different grower practice strategies

When: Planting, April 2015
            Harvest, August 2015

Where: The Netherlands

Crop: Seed Potato, variety Spunta

Assessments: Number of commercial seed tubers.
                       Total yield

Agrocote Max 44-0-0 is a 100% coated urea using E-Max Release Technology. This polymer coating improves the nutrient efficiency. The release of nutrients is based upon temperature, offering predictable longevities, even under extreme conditions.

Influenced by the temperature, the semi-permeable coating regulates the daily release of nutrients. At higher temperatures, the release of nutrients will be faster. At lower temperatures, it will be slower, in line with the nutritional needs of the plant.

ICL Specialty Fertilizers is keen to make a contribution to sustainable farming by enabling precision nutrition on a wide range of crops.