proKa

proKa

The exceptional performance of potassium

proKa® is a nutriliming agent rich in calcium, potassium, sulphur, magnesium, and minor elements. It is designed to correct the pH, enrich the soil with more than 5% potassium sulphate and supply optimum conditions for high yields. proKa® is recommended when soil analysis shows a need for lime and potassium supplementation.

Since most plants perform better in a pH ranging from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, lime application on acidic soil is a prerequisite for the optimal use of nutrients. proKa® is highly rich in calcium hydroxide, which reacts much quicker than agricultural lime to raise the pH. The high solubility of Agro-100’s nutriliming agents enhances the availability of nutrients required for early root development and plant growth. By stimulating early development, the nutriliming agent proKa®, in combination with regular fertilization, activates and sustains robust plant growth.

The plant’s capacity to take nutrients is limited, since less than 2% of soil surface is in contact with the roots. According to Barber (1995), diffusion, mass flow and interception contribute, respectively, for about 80, 18 and 2% of potassium delivered to roots. Through diffusion, potassium moves toward the roots’ surface in short distances. Plants cannot use potassium only from the soil solution. In fact, soil solution K concentrations vary from 1 to 10 ppm while the fraction of exchangeable potassium may vary from 20 to 1,000 ppm (Pagani et al., 2013). It is estimated that only 10 to 20% of the crop’s nutrition is ensured by soil solution and exchangeable potassium (adsorbed on the surface of clay particles). The remainder of the plant’s needs in potassium must be supplied by other sources. Potassium fertilization is thus essential. Solubility and distribution of the potassium applied are extremely important for potassium availability. The nutriliming agent proKa® provides potassium, in the readily available form of potassium sulphate, to complement granular fertilization. In its available form, calcium promotes plant growth and improves resistance to diseases. Sulphur, another key element of proKa®, is vital in plant development and its availability is crucial to the metabolism of crops. Sulphur input helps to maintain the right nitrogen-sulphur ratio in the soil for matter to decompose. Finally, proKa® supplies magnesium, the key element in photosynthesis (the central atom of chlorophyll), and activates many enzymes in the plant’s metabolism.

  • BNQ-certified fertilizing residual material (FRM)
  • Direct and sustainable action on soil pH
  • Optimizes the effectiveness of fertilizers
  • Favours better usage of soil reserves
  • Simultaneously provides readily available Ca, K, Mg and S
  • Supplies essential minor elements in a readily available form to the plant
  • Improves yields and crop quality
  • Profitable and cost-effective fertilization input
  • Recommended for all crops, but particularly in sulphur-intensive crops (cabbage, canola, alfalfa, soybean, corn, etc.)

In conclusion, proKa® offers the dual capacity of liming and fertilizing in a single operation. On top of its positive impact on soil pH and providing precious essential nutrients to the plant, proKa® improves soil health and optimizes yields. The high agronomic value and “nutriliming” synergy found in proKa® make fertilization more profitable and promote an increase in productivity.

To learn more about proKa®

For more information about the agronomic and economic benefits of Agro-100’s nutriliming agents or to place an order of proKa®, please consult your Agro-100 agricultural representative or write to us at info@agro-100.com.

KaLime

KaLime

pH correction and top yields

KaLime® is a nutriliming agent rich in calcium, potassium, sulphur, magnesium, and minor elements. It is designed to correct the pH, enrich the soil with up to 5% potassium sulphate and supply optimum conditions for high yields. KaLime® is recommended when soil analysis shows a need for lime and potassium supplementation.

Since most plants perform better in a pH ranging from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, lime application on acidic soil is a prerequisite for the optimal use of nutrients. KaLime® is highly rich in calcium hydroxide, which reacts much quicker than agricultural lime to raise the pH. The high solubility of Agro-100’s nutriliming agents enhances the availability of nutrients required for early root development and plant growth. By stimulating early development, the nutriliming agent KaLime®, in combination with regular fertilization, activates and sustains robust plant growth.

The plant’s capacity to take nutrients is limited, since less than 2% of soil surface is in contact with the roots. According to Barber (1995), diffusion, mass flow and interception contribute, respectively, for about 80, 18 and 2% of potassium delivered to roots. Through diffusion, potassium moves toward the roots’ surface in short distances. Plants cannot use potassium only from the soil solution. In fact, soil solution K concentrations vary from 1 to 10 ppm while the fraction of exchangeable potassium may vary from 20 to 1,000 ppm (Pagani et al., 2013). It is estimated that only 10 to 20% of the crop’s nutrition is ensured by soil solution and exchangeable potassium (adsorbed on the surface of clay particles). The remainder of the plant’s needs in potassium must be supplied by other sources. Potassium fertilization is thus essential. Solubility and distribution of the potassium applied are extremely important for potassium availability. The nutriliming agent KaLime® provides potassium, in the readily available form of potassium sulphate, to complement granular fertilization. In its available form, calcium promotes plant growth and improves resistance to diseases. Sulphur, another key element of KaLime®, is vital in plant development and its availability is crucial to the metabolism of crops. Sulphur input helps to maintain the right nitrogen-sulphur ratio in the soil for matter to decompose. Finally, KaLime® supplies magnesium, the key element in photosynthesis (the central atom of chlorophyll), and activates many enzymes in the plant’s metabolism.

  • Fertilizing residual material (FRM)
  • Direct and sustainable action on soil pH
  • Optimizes the effectiveness of fertilizers
  • Favours better usage of soil reserves
  • Simultaneously provides readily available Ca, K, Mg and S
  • Supplies essential minor elements in a readily available form to the plant
  • Improves yields and crop quality
  • Profitable and cost-effective fertilization input
  • Recommended for all crops, but particularly in sulphur-intensive crops (cabbage, canola, alfalfa, soybean, corn, etc.)

In conclusion, KaLime® offers the dual capacity of liming and fertilizing in a single operation. On top of its positive impact on soil pH and providing precious essential nutrients to the plant, KaLime® improves soil health and optimizes yields. The high agronomic value and “nutriliming” synergy found in KaLime® make fertilization more profitable and promote an increase in productivity.

To learn more about KaLime®

For more information about the agronomic and economic benefits of Agro-100’s nutriliming agents or to place an order of KaLime®, please consult your Agro-100 agricultural representative or write to us at info@agro-100.com.

CalPoMag

CalPoMag

Maintains the balance of cations in the soil

CalPoMag®, developed by Agro-100®, is a nutriliming agent rich in calcium, potassium, sulphur, and minor elements, and it contains a much higher magnesium content than the nutriliming agents proKa® and KaLime®. Designed to correct the pH while preserving the ideal balance of potassium and magnesium, CalPoMag® is recommended for maintaining the balance of cations or for application in light soils, which are naturally poor in magnesium. Correctly identifying the soil’s need for CalPoMag® will help improve its performance, provide you with a competitive edge while reducing potassic fertilization expenditures. CalPoMag® prepares the soil to yield optimal results.

CalPoMag® is a multifaceted nutriliming agent: liming, revitalizing, and fertilizing. Since most plants perform better in a pH ranging from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, lime application on acidic soil is a prerequisite for the optimal use of nutrients. CalPoMag® is composed of calcium hydroxide (Ca[OH]2) and calcium carbonate. Calcium hydroxide offers a kick-start effect with its rapid action on pH. The calcium carbonate will take over and stabilize the pH for a long-lasting effect. CalPoMag® surpasses calcitic lime (calcium carbonate [CaCO3]) by elevating soil pH much more quickly. Its agricultural index of 72% (dry matter) makes it highly recommended for acidic soils (recovery liming). CalPoMag®’s high solubility improves soil structure, ensuring good soil biological activity and greater nutrient availability, two features required for early root development and plant growth. By stimulating early development, the nutriliming agent CalPoMag®, in combination with regular fertilization, activates and sustains robust plant growth.

CalPoMag® is a very good source of soluble and readily available calcium, potassium, sulphur, magnesium and micronutrients. Calcium plays an essential role in the composition and growth of plant tissues, allows for better plant development and improves resistance to diseases and shocks. Greater calcium availability is particularly important in order to obtain greater yields. With its high calcium content, CalPoMag® limits physiological disorders associated with calcium deficiency (bitter pit in apples, blossom-end rot in tomatoes and peppers, tip burn in lettuce, etc.) and helps to produce fruits and vegetables that are better able to withstand preservation without any loss of quality obtained at harvest. With CalPoMag®, food is richer in calcium and proteins (sulphur effect).

Potassium performs important functions in the plant (water usage, storage of sugars, tolerance to drought, etc.). The plant’s capacity to take nutrients is limited, since less than 2% of soil surface is in contact with the roots. According to Barber (1995), diffusion, mass flow and interception contribute, respectively, for about 80, 18 and 2% of potassium delivered to roots. Through diffusion, potassium moves toward the roots’ surface in short distances. Plants cannot use potassium only from the soil solution. In fact, soil solution K concentrations vary from 1 to 10 ppm while the fraction of exchangeable potassium may vary from 20 to 1,000 ppm (Pagani et al., 2013). It is estimated that only 10 to 20% of the crop’s nutrition is ensured by soil solution and exchangeable potassium (adsorbed on the surface of clay particles). The remainder of the plant’s needs in potassium must be supplied by other sources. Potassium fertilization is thus essential. Solubility and distribution of the potassium applied are extremely important for potassium availability. The nutriliming agent CalPoMag® provides potassium, in the readily available form of potassium sulphate, to complement granular fertilization.

CalPoMag® supplies sulphur which is vital to plant development. Its availability is crucial to crop metabolism, resistance to stress, and nitrogen assimilation to upgrade the value of fertilizers. Sulphur input helps to maintain the right nitrogen-sulphur ratio in the soil for matter to decompose. The reduction of atmospheric sulphur emissions and the use of sulphur-poor fertilizers generate a deficiency of this element in many crops. Sulphur deficiency in the soil leads to stunted growth and a loss in yield and quality at harvest, translating into a loss in revenue. Since atmospheric sulphur is no longer available, fertilization needs to be complemented with regular inputs of sulphur to ensure crop yield and quality. CalPoMag® is a cost-effective solution that addresses any crops’ needs in sulphur.

Magnesium, another key element of CalPoMag®, is the cornerstone of photosynthesis (the central atom of chlorophyll), and activates many enzymes in the plant’s metabolism. It plays a role in the transport and storage of sugars. CalPoMag® contains micronutrients such as boron, zinc, and manganese which help prevent deficiencies.

  • Fertilizing residual material (FRM)
  • Direct and sustainable action on soil pH
  • Optimizes the effectiveness of fertilizers
  • Favours better usage of soil reserves
  • Simultaneously provides readily available Ca, K, Mg and S
  • Supplies essential minor elements in a readily available form to the plant
  • Improves yields and crop quality
  • Profitable and cost-effective fertilization input
  • Recommended for all crops, but particularly potato, tobacco, and cruciferous crops.

In conclusion, CalPoMag® offers the dual capacity of liming and fertilizing in a single operation. On top of its positive impact on soil pH and providing precious essential nutrients to the plant, CalPoMag® improves soil health and optimizes yields and crop quality. The simultaneous input of CalPoMag®‘s many elements effectively takes advantage of the interaction between them to provide a combined action in a single pass. The high agronomic value and “nutriliming” synergy found in CalPoMag® make fertilization more profitable and promote an increase in productivity.

To learn more about CalPoMag®

For more information about the agronomic and economic benefits of Agro-100’s nutriliming agents or to place an order of CalPoMag®, please consult your Agro-100 agricultural representative or write to us at info@agro-100.com.

AgroCal 500 Gypse

AgroCal500® Gypsum

Optimal input of assimilable calcium

Calcium is referred to as the king of nutrients. Exclusive to Agro-100®, AgroCal500® Gypsum is a practical and economical source of calcium and sulphur that has little or no effect on soil pH. Composed of 21% calcium and 15.5% sulphur in the form of sulphates for rapid absorption, AgroCal500® Gypsum is designed to favour optimal crop production. Its nutritive capacity and revitalizing effect make it the perfect soil amendment for any fertilization program aimed at reaching the full yield potential of many crops. AgroCal500® Gypsum helps to increase assimilable calcium and sulphur availability, establishing optimal conditions to produce high yielding crops.

AgroCal500® Gypsum achieves a dual function: fertilizing and revitalizing. Gypsum is a lot more soluble than most agricultural limes (about 100 times more soluble); making it a very good source of soluble and readily available calcium and sulphates. Calcium plays a crucial role in the composition and growth of plant tissue. It helps to improve plant development and resistance to diseases and shocks. Greater calcium availability is particularly important in order to obtain greater yields. With its high calcium content, AgroCal500® Gypsum limits physiological disorders associated with calcium deficiency (bitter pit in apples, blossom-end rot in tomatoes and peppers, tip burn in lettuce, etc.) and helps to produce fruits and vegetables that are better able to withstand preservation without any loss of quality that may be experienced at harvest. With AgroCal500® Gypsum, food is richer in calcium and proteins (sulphur effect). In combination with regular fertilization, AgroCal500® Gypsum activates and supports robust plant growth.

Sulphur is the other major component of AgroCal500® Gypsum. Today, sulphur is considered the fourth macronutrient with NPK for all cultivated plants. Sulphur is indispensable for the synthesis of proteins and chlorophylls and for the assimilation of nutritional elements, especially nitrogen coming from fertilizers or symbiotic fixation. Plants thus have a vital need in sulphur throughout their cycle including building up seed reserves. Sulphur is essential to reach the crop’s objectives in quality and organoleptic properties (rate of proteins, forage energy value, glucosinolates content in cruciferous crops, cysteine sulfoxides content in onions/garlic, etc.). Sulphur improves resistance and self-defense ability against stress. Furthermore, sulphur input helps to maintain the right nitrogen-sulphur ratio in the soil for matter to decompose. The reduction of atmospheric sulphur emissions and the use of sulphur-poor fertilizers generate a deficiency of this element in many crops. A sulphur deficiency in the soil leads to stunted growth and a loss in yield and quality at harvest, thus a loss in revenue. Since atmospheric sulphur is no longer available, fertilization needs to be fulfilled with a regular input of sulphur to ensure crop yield and quality. AgroCal500® Gypsum is a cost-effective solution to address any crops’ needs in sulphur. AgroCal500® Gypsum is recommended for calcium- and sulphur-intensive crops such as cruciferous crops, soybean, corn, potato, beet, alfalfa, clover, forage grass, etc.

Gypsum input is a cost-effective way to revitalize the soil. Indeed, gypsum (calcium sulphate) favours the formation of agregates and improves the structure of medium to heavy soils. Good soil structure is the foundation of micro-organism activity and increases availability of nutritional elements. By intensifying soil biological activity, Agrocal500® Gypsum creates favourable conditions to soil-life development (worms, bacteria). It can also help to reduce soil capping, improve soil aeration, water and nutrient retention by the soil and decrease loss due to phosphorus surface run-off.

Depending on their manufacturing process, some gypsums may contain residual lime, which may increase soil pH or else they may contain nutrients that are not entirely soluble in water. As for AgroCal500® Gypsum, it is entirely soluble and readily available and it has no effect on soil pH at normal application rates. AgroCal500® Gypsum provides obvious benefits in high pH soils or for crops in acidic environments.

  • Immediate calcium and sulphur input, both are essential elements for plant growth
  • Stimulates root establishment, plant growth and health, and chlorophyll formation (sulphur effect)
  • Improves soil structure and porosity, easing root penetration and encouraging better air and water circulation
  • Prevents soil capping (better seed germination)
  • Stimulates soil microbial activity
  • Increases availability of other elements in the soil and enhances the value of fertilizers
  • Reduces salinity (sodium displacement) and aluminum toxicity in acidic subsoil
  • No effect on soil pH (ideal for potatoes, blueberries, etc.)
  • Recommended for all crops, but particularly in calcium- and sulphur-intensive crops (cabbage, canola, alfalfa, soybean, corn, etc.)

In conclusion, AgroCal500® Gypsum offers the dual capacity of revitalizing and fertilizing the soil in a single operation. On top of having no effect on soil pH and providing precious essential plant nutrients, AgroCal500® Gypsum improves soil health and optimizes yields. The high agronomic value and “nutriliming” synergy found in AgroCal500® Gypsum make fertilization more profitable and promote an increase in productivity.

To learn more about AgroCal500® Gypsum

For more information about the agronomic and economic benefits of Agro-100’s nutriliming agents or to place an order of AgroCal500® Gypsum, please consult your Agro-100 agricultural representative or write to us at info@agro-100.com.