Eficiencia de Uso de Nutrientes

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Eficiencia de Uso de Nutrientes

Nutrient Use Efficiency

The need to produce more food for the growing global population, along with increasing production costs and climate uncertainty, demand the implementation of new technologies and methods to improve the efficiency of input use and agricultural productivity.

By adopting new technologies which enable optimal nutrient use in crops, it is possible to reduce nutrient loss due to factors related to soil, climate or management during application, thus increasing farm productivity.
Learn more about the technologies which DISAGRO’s fertilizers offer.


Nitrogen use in soil applications
Urea is the most commonly used nitrogen fertilizer, not only due to its high concentration but also its ease of use. However, its chemical nature contributes to nitrogen loss after application to varying degrees based on the type of soil and weather conditions.

These losses occur during urea hydrolysis in the soil, which is catalyzed by the enzyme urease, and results in ammonia gas (NH3) and ammonium ions (NH4+) being produced and released into the atmosphere.

Technology for nitrogen use efficiency
NITRO XTEND® is DISAGRO’s nitrogen technology, which can be applied at the exact time that a plant requires higher nitrogen input. In most weather conditions, and under similar management conditions, the nitrogen use generated by NITRO XTEND® will be higher than that of conventional urea.

The technology offered by NITRO XTEND® works by temporarily blocking urea hydrolysis, significantly reducing losses through nitrogen volatilization in the form of ammonia gas.

Better protection from the time of application
When NITRO XTEND® makes contact with the soil, its technology blocks the active site of the enzyme urease, thus delaying hydrolysis of the fertilizer and reducing nitrogen loss through volatilization.

Compared with urea, NITRO XTEND® reduces application costs by optimizing the cost per unit of nitrogen used, increasing nitrogen use efficiency in the plant, which translates into higher production.

The advantages of this technology are:

  • More nitrogen available to crops.
  • Lower cost per unit of nitrogen used.
  • Lower applications costs, as it is not necessary to incorporate the fertilizer.



DISAGRO micronutrients
When soil levels are insufficient and the crop’s needs are not being met, micronutrients must be supplied. ELEMENTUM® technology allows farmers to apply a formulation of micronutrients more effectively, as it is added to the fertilizers already used by the farmer. ELEMENTUM® has a particle size which is ideal for absorption. Additionally, its formulation prevents micronutrients from becoming fixed in the soil, leaving them available to the plant for longer.

Efficient delivery
ELEMENTUM® maximum-efficiency dispersible micronutrient technology is designed to ensure that every granule of fertilizer is covered with micronutrients, guaranteeing better availability and distribution at the time of application and achieving closer proximity with plant roots and effective absorption by the plant.

Even distribution, from formulation to application
ELEMENTUM® technology offers key benefits to the farmer:

  • Provides better dispersion of micronutrients in the bulk blend (without segregation).
  • Guarantees better distribution in the field once applied, with blanket distribution of micronutrients - each NPK granule will have micronutrients present. This translates into profits by not requiring additional application costs.
  • Does not incur additional application costs, since each granule of fertilizer contains micronutrients.


ELEMENTUM® has the advantage of being able to create and modify any combination of micronutrients according to the crop’s needs, unlike chemical complexes which contain micronutrients in predetermined formulations.


Mineral fertilizers have been able to support the growing global population, saving millions of hectares of natural systems and environmentally sensitive areas which have been converted for agriculture in other ways. Moreover, it is possible to reduce nutrient losses, which are harmful to air and water quality, by improving the efficiency of nutrient use, particularly nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P).

Improvements in nutrient use can be assessed in the context of maintaining farming efficiency in four major areas: minimizing changes; maximizing soil cover; maximizing the presence of living, functioning roots and maximizing biodiversity.

Soil health
Soil is a natural resource which is living and gives life. As the population grows, the need to produce more food increases, and so it is vital to maintain healthy and productive soil

Although there is still a lot to learn about soil and the microorganisms present in it, gaining a better knowledge of our soils and their processes allows us to develop tools to improve soil health and consequently crop productivity.

The beneficial bacteria which exist in soil have functions including converting chemicals like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and iron into a form which crops can use.

Nutrient enhancer and biological stimulator
BIOSMART® TECH can increase, strengthen or help to revitalize the natural activities in the soil’s native microbiome. A healthy soil microbiome helps to more efficiently provide the nutrients available for plants to use, improve the soil’s physical and chemical processes, and balance the microbial population in order to better manage the effects of pathogenic microorganisms

This technology allows increased nutrient efficiency, encouraging solubilization and assimilation in the crop. It stimulates the plant through the interaction between the root, soil and microbiome.


  • Optimizes mineralization of organic matter in soil.
  • Increases root mass and proliferation of absorbing roots.
  • Increases the plant's stress tolerance.
  • Improves nutrient availability.
  • Encourages better interaction between the soil and crop.