|Fertilizers are the plants’ food and are usually derived from the soil they grow in. As the plants grow and nutrients are absorbed from the soil, their levels in the ground need to be monitored and replaced and these nutrients can be made of organic or inorganic materials and contain one or several different kinds, depending on their use case. Fertilizers and the corresponding nutrients they provide the plant with are fundamental for maintaining and enabling its physiological properties.|
Besides their nutrient component, fertilizers can come in liquid, granular or even gaseous form. Each has its perks and specific depending on application. Anhydrous ammonia, a combination of nitrogen and hydrogen, is an example of both a liquid and gaseous fertilizer. When pressurized, it is a liquid and stored as such. However, when the pressure is released and under atmospheric pressure, it turns into a gas.
|One of the most critical nutrients is Nitrogen – one of the three essential nutrients and requi|
|One of the most critical nutrients is Nitrogen – one of the three essential nutrients and required for the crop’s metabolic functions. It plays a vital role in almost all processes in the plant, from building protein to facilitating chlorophyll. How? Nitrogen helps the plant to build important structures such as nucleic acids and proteins. The quality and amount of protein found in the crop is a key metric farmers need to measure. Depending on the crops end use (e.g. human consumption, processed for alcohol) certain standards need to be met. Farmers get paid more for better quality crops. Nitrogen is a perfect nutrient to apply using one of I-Feeder’s dosing systems across the globe – especially in the US.|
|Phosphorous is the second of the three most critical nutrients. Therefore, maintaining the correct phosphorous levels is a primary concern of farmers at the beginning of the growing season as it promotes root development. Later in the growing season Throughout the plants life phosphorous is key in allowing the plant to store energy and its transfer across cell membranes. Phosphorous also helps to maintain the plants membrane structure.Then there is Potassium, Boron, Sulfur, Calcium, Magnesium… all of which contain vital elements to support the healthy growth of your crops. Plants contain many other elements such as sodium, iodine, and silicon. These have, however, not been found to contribute essentially or significantly to the plant’s health. To learn more about this – visit our sister company’s website at www.smart-fertilizer.comI-Feeder Technologies specializes in manufacturing, designing, and supplying Fertigation and Chemigation systems for center and lateral pivots, tunnel, drip and micro irrigation, golf and wastewater. We have combined our knowledge and capabilities with Smart Fertilizer Software to be able to support the grower in creating a customized adaptive and interactive fertilization plan for their specific regional and field conditions. With this partnership, we have proven that using our software and hardware will help decrease input cost, decrease the use of natural resources, minimize risk, and increase yields and profits.|
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