Yara is committed to supporting farmers in their fight to reduce their impact on the environment and increase transparency in where our food comes from.
Yara has always invested heavily in developing first-class agronomic knowledge which is then shared with our valued customers. Ultimately, Yara wants our customers to enjoy maximum return on investment which will also deliver a better result for the environment as there’ll be less wastage.
One focus area of our trials is exploring how to maximise your nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). There comes a point at which applying more nitrogen starts to deliver diminishing returns. It will also mean increased leaching into the water tables, so focusing on achieving the correct NUE level will deliver a better result for the environment. Yara’s annual trials help identify the level to aim for.
Choosing the right fertiliser is not just about achieving the best yields, it can also support a better environmental outcome. For example, YaraVera Amidas helps prevent nitrogen losses into the water table by virtue of its make-up. The added sulphur in Amidas achieves more efficient nitrogen uptake. On its own urea will increase soil pH resulting in significant nitrogen losses. Sulphur counteracts this process.
Not all fertilisers are created equal and Yara believes transparency of food production should take into account production methods of fertiliser. With Nordic roots, Yara has long been committed to reducing our impact on the environment and developed abatement technology to remove over 90% of N2O emissions during the production process.
Yara continues to find innovative ways to support farmers in their quest to protect the environment. By providing precision farming tools, such as the N-Sensor, to farmers to help inform decisions will prevent excessive fertiliser use.
But we’re always working on ways to improve the production process with pilot projects in developing green ammonia technology to minimise fertiliser carbon footprint close to zero, which we hope to roll out by 2023.