Making Precise Crop Nutrition Possible
It’s no secret that the Fertilizer Industry is changing in the face of new market pressures. Shifts in nutrient requirements have always been a given for the industry, but today it’s not about applying fertilizer, it’s the challenge of ensuring soil / site specific balanced crop nutrition based on sound soil science.
The growing adoption of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program, which emphasizes the optimum use of nutrients by placing the Right Source, at the Right Rate, at the Right Time and in the Right place, allows the grower to maximize nutrient use efficiency while minimizing or eliminating environmental impact from using too much or too little crop nutrients.
As the need for soil / site specific balanced nutrients is driven by market forces and environmental concerns, the equipment systems on which our industry relies, need to adapt as well. System flexibility, reliability, consistency and precision are the main drivers of efficiency in blending. Gone are the days when a grower simply added an NPK source. The U.S. and Europe are embracing technologies and data to apply nutrients based on the 4R’s. These in-depth data sources and crop monitoring technologies have lead to an overall better understanding of nutrient application and nutrient use efficiency.
The AccuBlend™ System
AccuBlend™ Systems are feature a system of NTEP Certified weigh hoppers, arranged horizontally, precise PLC Controlled dosing, and the precision blending of the Sackett-Waconia HIM 2.0 or the Orbital Blender. Each piece is tied together by easy to use, intuitive, smart automation that gives the user a simple interface and equipment performance monitoring.
In use worldwide, the AccuBlend™ Systems feature technology developed and proved over 25years, and are designed with 4R Nutrient Stewardship in mind.
Systems Configurations Available for Bagged and Bulk Loadout Applications