4. Borregaard's contribution to sustainable agriculture
Borregaard is proud to provide products and ingredients that contribute to sustainable agriculture. Our products are sustainable alternatives to traditional products and improve nutrient use efficiency to reduce the impacts on our environment. They can be used in combination with many of the advancements mentioned above.
Borregaard produces and supplies formulators and retailers with unique fulvic and humic acids. Our products not only support yield increase and improve nutrient uptake on their own, but they also offer superior compatibility with a variety of fertilizers (including 10-34-0), biologicals and other ingredients to allow for unique, all-in-one products.
Complexed micronutrients and bio-based complexing agents are also produced by Borregaard. These products offer unique complexing properties across a wide pH range, possess hygroscopic properties and are tensioactive. They are also a source of soluble carbon and provide sulfur. Often, these products are used in foliar applications when leaf burn is an issue.
Many producers of granulated fertilizer and limestone utilise Borregaard’s binders for their high and consistent quality and cost-effectiveness. While effective binders, once the granules are applied, the binders will dissolve with rain events releasing fertilizer to the soil. The binder itself contains soluble carbon and may help to complex the fertilizer into a plant-available form
Borregaard offers products to improve soil salinity and pH. By reducing or eliminating soil salinity, water infiltration is improved, creating a better growing environment for the plant.
Several products offered by Borregaard are approved for organic use and retain OMRI certifications. The impact on the environment is significantly reduced when using organic methods. We are excited to be participating in this growing area.
Finally, these products are effective agronomically and have been proven through field trials to demonstrate increased yields in a variety of crops, including broadacre crops like corn, rice, wheat, soybean, cotton and fruit crops:
- Rutaceae – orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine
- Rosaceae – apple/pome fruits, plum/stone fruits, raspberries, strawberry, almonds
- Ericaceae – blueberries, cranberries
- Vitis – wine grape, table grape
- Other Fruit and Nut Crops, Vegetable Crops, Horticulture Crops, and Turf and Ornamentals
By improving nutrient use efficiency, input costs are optimized, and the impact on our environment is reduced.