Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Prayon launches Calcium Nitrate Extra

The Prayon Group has added a new product to its Hortipray range of fertilisers: Calcium Nitrate Extra (17 - 0 - 0 + 33% CaO).

Less water is more calcium
Prayon’s Calcium Nitrate Extra is highly concentrated and perfectly soluble in water. Compared to standard calcium nitrate fertilisers, the calcium content has been boosted by 25% to 33% calcium oxide (CaO). It also guarantees that at least 17% nitrogen will be available as nitrates. “Compared to standard products, the crystals in Calcium Nitrate Extra contain fewer water molecules, resulting in a higher concentration of nutrients”, explains Kurt Verhelst, Prayon Northern Europe Horticulture Customers Coordinator. “The more concentrated product helps growers reduce their transport and storage costs. Specifically, five bags of standard fertiliser can be replaced by four bags of Calcium Nitrate Extra while maintaining the same amount of readily available calcium.”

Alternative to liquid calcium nitrate
The new Hortipray product is free of impurities, such as sodium and other unwanted particles, and contains a negligible amount of ammonium, unlike the calcium nitrate fertilisers typically used. “In some hydroponic crops, excessive ammonium can cause growing problems resulting in yield and quality losses. It is mainly for this reason that a liquid version of calcium nitrate - containing no ammonium - has been introduced into modern horticulture. Calcium Nitrate Extra is the perfect solid alternative to this liquid calcium nitrate.” In cases where ammonia is desired and added to the irrigation water, Prayon can also offer cheaper alternatives and possibilities. In hydroponics, monopotassium phosphate (MKP) can be replaced by monoammonium phosphate (MAP), resulting in a cheaper complete fertiliser package without changing the nutrient availability for plants.

By extending its Hortipray range of products, Prayon aims to offer a full range of water-soluble fertilisers for horticultural uses. Calcium Nitrate Extra will be distributed worldwide by Prayon, which has exclusive rights for the Benelux region. As part of its customer support, Prayon is offering to recalculate growers’ irrigation recipes in order to demonstrate the financial and technical benefits of Calcium Nitrate Extra.

For more information:
www.hortipray.com
www.prayon.com

Publication date: 12/22/2016

 


 

Other news in this sector:

6/21/2018 US (WV): Biochar to improve environmental sustainability and water quality
6/14/2018 Vietnam moves to organic fertiliser
6/13/2018 UK: Short-term green manures for intensively cultivated horticultural soils
6/7/2018 "Biosolids prove adequate alternative to conventional fertilizer"
5/28/2018 “Alperujo” compost improves vitamin C content in pepper fruits
5/18/2018 UK: Grants for peatlands restoration
5/15/2018 Identifying key regulator genes may speed improvements in fertilizer use
5/15/2018 CDFA, UC Davis collaborate on study about growers and fertilization
5/14/2018 Algae-based fertiliser turns vegetable farming green
5/7/2018 Nutrient monitoring of basil
5/2/2018 Nutrient monitoring of pepper transplants
5/1/2018 Video: How to calibrate a pH and EC meter
5/1/2018 Nutrient monitoring of tomato transplants
4/26/2018 "Vietnam needs organic fertilizers for clean agriculture"
4/25/2018 Nutritional monitoring in lettuce
4/12/2018 "‘Extreme bacteria’ could be game-changer for organic vegetable production"
4/12/2018 DCM Micro-Mix Minigran RHP approved
4/10/2018 Water and nutrients in fertigation in soil-grown vegetable crops
3/26/2018 Fertinnowa develops water book
3/19/2018 PHL-Australia project explores soil management to increase vegetable production