Glasson Fertilisers used Croptec as a launchpad for Starbur, made by BASF, a protected urea product that’s compliant with upcoming changes to English and Welsh legislation.
According to the company, the patented coating achieves a 98% reduction in ammonia losses. This is said to be the highest reduction available to UK growers.
Will Ingham, supply chain manager at Glasson Fertilisers, said: “Starbur is more than just a urea product; it’s a game-changer for UK farmers. We’re providing a premium solution that not only meets legislative requirements but also enhances crop quality and yields and helps UK farmers protect the environment. No other protected urea product performs like Starbur.
“Stabur’s unique, patented coating provides the highest reduction in ammonia emissions available on the market, with its two active ingredients lowering ammonia emissions by up to 98%, ensuring better nitrogen availability from urea for crops to optimise both yield and quality.”
Trials have shown a 4.6% yield uplift in wheat crops, compared to untreated areas. According to the company, the inclusion of Limus Orange®, featuring active ingredients NBPT and NPPT, sets Starbur apart by blocking more urase enzymes in the soil, increasing nitrogen availability for plant nutrition, and simultaneously reducing ammonia emissions.
The reduction in ammonia emissions will also widen the working window compared to other urea-based fertilisers.
For more information go to www.glassonfertilisers.co.uk