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Acron develops NPK fertilizers for African market

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Acron Group has developed several new brands of NPK complex mineral fertilizers at its Veliky Novgorod site in Russia that are tailored for the cereal crops grown in West and East Africa.

In 2021, Acron shipped over 25 000 t of its new NPK brands to countries in the region.

Acron reviewed local farming methods and developed the following new NPK brands: 23-10-5+S+Mg+Zn, 23-9-6+S+Ca+Mg+B, 22-20+S+Ca+Zn, and 20-10-10+S, which are suited for growing most cereals, specifically maize, wheat, and barley.

The advantages of the new brands are additional nutrients (calcium, magnesium, and sulfur) and crucial microelements (zinc and boron), which balance nutrition during the crop lifecycle. The new NPK brands have minimal acidity effect, which is significant for those African countries where the soil acidity is already high.

With easily accessible phosphorus in water-soluble form, balanced content of nitrogen forms and a high rate of granule solution, the nutrients quickly reach the soil despite the arid African climate, ensuring excellent crop yields.

Acron’s Vice President Overseas Dmitry Khabrat described the link between the region’s farming practices and Acron’s product development process. ‘As farming methods in Africa evolve, and Acron’s product portfolio expands due to research and technical upgrades, we have continued to develop new brands of complex fertilizers to meet highly specific local demand. Our Company has supplied products to the African market for many years, and I believe that as new complex fertilizer brands with extra nutrients and microelements emerge, we will expand our sales geography on both coasts of the African continent’.

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