Volatilisation can affect all fertilizers containing a significant proportion of urea and ammonia nitrogen. Urea and urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) are highly sensitive to ammonia volatilisation. The nitrogen that escapes into the air is lost and not available for plant nutrition!
This means that nitrogen fertilizers containing nitrate such as those from Borealis L.A.T are more effective!
Ammonia volatilisation adversely affects the environment and the efficiency of the fertilizers used. It is therefore important to select the right form of nitrogen.
The right form of nitrogen matters:
Reducing ammonia emissions protects the environment and human health. After deposition, ammonia contributes to soil acidification, and degradation. Most ammonia emissions can be attributed to farming; around three quarters comes from livestock effluent, and the rest from the application of mineral fertilizers (mainly urea).
Selecting fertilizer with a low volatilisation potential offers guaranteed efficiency and precise dosing.