Today we want to talk to you about Blended fertilisers.
You may not know this, but mixed or Blended fertilisers refers to the process of mixing different types of fertilisers to obtain a specific combination that meets the nutritional requirements of a particular crop or to suit soil conditions.
In other words, it is the mixture of different nutrients in appropriate proportions according to the needs of the crop or the deficiencies detected in the soil.
It is a mixture of substances that are heterogeneous in terms of their physical and chemical characteristics, with different shapes and densities.
The blending of solid granular materials to produce a wide range of compound fertilisers has been
successfully practised for over 40 years. In some countries blends form by far the major proportion of
compound fertilisers sold.
These have various advantages over complex fertilisers:
- Their versatility, which allows them to adapt to any situation.
- Economics. They cost less per unit of nutrient than a complex or compound.
- They are more environmentally friendly.
- Better availability of nutrients: Some nutrients may interact in the soil in ways that make it easier or harder for plants to absorb them. By creating suitable mixtures, it is possible to improve the efficiency of nutrient absorption by plants.
- Efficiency: Using Blending, it is possible to apply several nutrients at the same time, which can save time and resources compared to applying individual fertilisers separately.
- Without chemical reaction
Blending is synonymous with bespoke, adaptive and detailed fertilization, because with only a limited number of base materials, a wide variety of blends can be produced that respond precisely to the edaphic factors of the arable soil and the nutritional demands of the crop.
This will prevent unnecessary excess nutrients from working.
In addition, because the Blended fertilisers delivered to the growing areas include as many nutrients as possible, the overall costs are reduced.
The secret is that it should be a quality mixture, which depends to a large extent on the reliability of the manufacturer, who has to ensure that the ingredients are of high standard.
It is important that the nutrient content and physical properties of your raw materials include the necessary specifications.
It is also essential to monitor production throughout all stages of the blending process to ensure the final result.
Inadequate blending can result in a poor quality fertilizer that will not transport, store or spread satisfactorily.
That is why DFGRUPO has the necessary facilities, the best quality raw materials and a specialised staff with great experience to guarantee an optimum result.
It is important to control the shape and density of the particles, as they can influence the behaviour of the fertilizer.
The particle size must be taken into account in the manufacturing process and, as a minimum, the average particle size must be specified.
At DFGRUPO, we have two different ranges of Blended fertilisers, which are adapted to the needs of our customers:
SULFA PLUS N+S RANGE
|Nitrogen with Sulphur Blended Range.
Its chemical composition varies according to the mix proportions,
the main variants being:
|The DFGRUPO NPK Blended Range is made on request.
For more information on available formulas, please contact us.
SULFA + 55
If you would like more information about the benefits of using Blending in agriculture, about its role in sustainable agriculture or about any other topic, DFGRUPO is at your disposal. Please contact us, and we will be happy to discuss it with you!