Yara North America, Inc. has introduced the new fertilizer coating YaraVita Procote, oil-based micronutrient liquid suspensions which evenly coat each fertilizer granule.
Procote will be available in the elements zinc, copper, manganese, boron, and in combinations.
The product will be distributed in the U.S. by Nachurs Alpine Solutions.
Micronutrients are necessary to ensure the highest crop quality and yield.
A Yara company news release says traditional applications of micronutrients include dry blends which produce dust and segregate, causing uneven spreading and limited plant feeding sites.
Procote coats every fertilizer granule with a liquid suspension micronutrient so there is no segregation and dust is virtually eliminated.
The company says every fertilizer granule will carry the correct amount of micronutrient and deliver it efficiently to each plant.
Liquid micronutrients are easy to apply and require no bags. The dust-free product is simply sprayed in the blender via a pumping system, resulting in a product that handles better during transport and spreads better on the field.
Each YaraVita Procote micronutrient coating is easily identified by a different color: zinc is blue, for example, and copper is red.