ADOB®'s technology for the fertilisation of row crops produces higher yields at lower costs.
The fertilisation of row crops involves applying multi-nutrient fertiliser to soil alongside seed drilling or planting of potato seed-tubers. The precise process of row fertilisation is carried out in one field manoeuvre by a fertilising & seeding machine. Such machines are composed of a precision seeder and a liquid fertiliser dispenser. Modern units enable the application of ADOB® fertiliser solution close to seed rows at a pre-determined depth. The fertiliser nutrients are therefore quickly available to the developing plant roots and utilized completely by the plants. To enhance the cultivation technology of certain crops, we recommend the use of row fertilisation combined with conventional foliar ADOB® fertilisation.
The most important advantages of row fertilisation
- Higher plant density reduces the salinization of the surface soil layer.
- Earlier plant emergence and vegetative growth increases exposure time to sunlight, which in turn increases biomass production. Earlier coverage of the inter-row spaces reduces weed growth.
- Increased winter hardiness of winter rapeseed.
- Higher resistance of the crops to pathogen infection.
- Marked improvement of plants’ micronutrient nutrition regardless of soil pH, thanks to the chelated micronutrients contained in the fertiliser
- Marked reduction in phosphorus and potassium application rates.
- Significant reduction in nitrogen application rates.
- Cost saving, thanks to simultaneous sowing and fertilisation. Avoiding the topdressing field manoeuvre also reduces expenditure.
- Higher nutrient-use efficiency reduces the total NPK application rates and their ecological footprint at production and distribution stages.
- Reduction in the emission of N2O and CH4 gases during oxidation and denitriﬁcation, due to lower application rates and higher use-efficiency.
- Significant increase in yield biomass.
- Significant increase in yield quality, e.g.:
- In sugar beet: higher sugar concentration and lower content of molassogenic substances (mainly Na+ and K+).
- In potato: higher proportion of preferable tuber sizes and better tuber size uniformity.