Optimal use of nitrogen and phosphorus
Using nutrients as efficiently as possible is the order of the day for agriculture around the world. In the case of nitrogen alone, only about 40 percent of the amount applied is, on average, actually absorbed by the plants. Nutrient losses of this magnitude not only pollute the environment but also reduce profitability. In addition, there are legal requirements, such as the new fertilizer ordinance, which further increase the pressure to use nutrients efficiently.