ESN “smart nitrogen” controls release rate of nitrogen

Image result for esn smart nitrogenPotato growers know their crop doesn’t grow like every other crop out there. When it comes to nitrogen uptake, they’re an entirely different animal from grains, oilseeds and other crops. Potatoes like to have nitrogen in steady supply, but that’s complicated by the fact that each seed piece contains enough nitrogen for the plant for approximately the first 40 days of growth. After that, they rely on what can be found in the soil. That means conventional nitrogen that is put down early won’t be used, leaving it to leach into the surrounding environment. Enters ESN “smart nitrogen”, whose polymer coating prevents nitrogen loss when potatoes are using less, but provides the steady release of nitrogen they crave after that initial 40-day period. This leads to better tuber quality and higher yields. More

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