Achieve 3 times more spreading days with AN 33.5 N granular

"Achieve better yields as a result of evenly distributed spreading patterns with granular AN"

Tom Holt
Senior Expert with over 15 years of experience in the fertilizer industry

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Achieve 3 times more windows of application with granular AN

UK is predominately a windy country, on the 3 months of the fertilizer application season from March to May, there is only 6 days per month without wind above 15km/h and 13 days without wind above 25km/h.

Those 6 days correspond to the available days to correctly spread prilled AN. Due to its performance in windy conditions, granular AN can be spread an average of 19 days per month during the spreading season, giving more flexibility for the farmer.

Why Does granular AN 33.5 N from Borealis L.A.T perform so well?

The physical characteristics of granulated fertilizers from Borealis L.A.T are optimised to protect them during storage and allow precise and even spreading at the time of application.

The term physical quality encompasses many physical properties that have an impact on spreading:
•    density
•    sphericity
•    hardness
•    mean diameter
•    grain size distribution
•    dust rate
•    resistance to humidity reabsorption.

That means that physical quality is an essential requirement

Borealis L.A.T guarantees superior and consistent physical quality across our entire product range.
Granular AN 33.5 N is one of those fertilizers, which fulfills these requirements.

Excellent supply chain

Our facility at Grand Quevilly has undergone huge investment over the last 2 years.  Increasing its production and export capabilities has allowed us to meet the demand throughout Europe for good quality Nitrogen products without compromising product integrity.

Closely situated to the UK market, we have the ability to ship vessels from Grand Quevilly in a quick and efficient manner and have developed and grown strategic relationships in order to ensure continuity of supply to UK growers throughout the year.

Beyond 36m

Up to 25km/h

More than 19 days

Beyond 36m

Compared to prilled products, Granular AN from Borealis L.A.T offers a better coefficient of variation (CV) at all spreading widths and at all wind speeds. In windy conditions prilled AN cannot be spread up to 36m with a correct CV and uneven spreading will lead to yield loss. At 36m, only Granular AN offers a good CV even in windy weather.

Up to 25km/h

At 25 km/h crosswinds the tests show that Granular AN 33.5 still maintains a good spreading pattern and a correct CV, unlike the prilled products. This unique benefit of Granular AN is giving the farmers confidence to go out spreading while achieving good results.

More than 19 days

3 times more days of applications in the spreading season is only assured by Granular AN 33.5. UK weather makes the farmers work schedule hard to maintain consistently. During the high season there are only 6 days with wind speeds below 15km/h, but with Granular AN farmers can spread confidently an additional 13 days when the wind speed is up to 25 km/h.

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