Seed potato trial with Agrocote Max
- 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.
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.
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.