Senior Expert with over 15 years of experience in the fertilizer industry
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
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 physical characteristics of granulated fertilizers from Borealis
L.A.T are optimised to protect them during storage and allow precise and
even spreading of 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.
This 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. With AN 33.5 N you can be confident to receive a good quality crop.
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.
Up to 25km/h
More than 19 days
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.
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.
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
We wanted to find out what the best fertilizer type for the UK
farming landscape, so we reached out to SCS to get an expert view. Watch
the video now to see what we learned.