This fertilizer calculator may help reduce environmental impact

Growers often use a standard calculator method to determine the amount of fertilizers they apply to their crops and plants. A lot of natural gas is used in making fertilizer (mainly nitrate), with emission of Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide, among other products. If you can replace that with fertilizers based on plants and non-fossil raw materials, you could avoid a lot of environmental pollution.

"Calculators" are made using a supplier's calculation program, which results in calculating only for a particular brand of fertilizer. A Dutch company, Biota Nutri, is said to have developed a "calculator method" that will make the process of switching to organic fertilizers easier. The company develops and produces liquid organic fertilizers for growers worldwide.

The company is now eyeing the Innovation Award to be presented on Tuesday, September 28, during the GreenTech fair at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. The GreenTech fair is considered one of the leading horticultural fairs in the world.

Said Peter Klein, founder, and CTO of Biota Nutri, recently, "I am proud that the Calculator has been developed by our own scientists and technical crop advisors. With agronomers and growers. We are ready to contribute to a better environment without the hassle of fertilization schedules."

"The Biota Nutri Calculator is an easy-to-use tool that helps you create the best organic fertilizer recipe or combine organic and inorganic fertilizers. In just four easy steps, you get a personalized recipe that meets the nutritional needs of your crops," its website quotes Jaap Both, Technical Advisor.

The calculation method itself is not unique. Every cultivation advisor has one, but only the calculator tool from Biota Nutri is applicable to all brands of fertilizers. The uniqueness is that you can calculate a fertilizer recipe with mineral and organic fertilizers. By means of a simple slide, you can mix the desired percentage of organic fertilizers. This makes it easier for growers to contribute to a better environment and to healthy food production.

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