Topdressing

As a leading importer, blender and retailer of a complete range of granular, liquid and speciality fertilizers in Southern Africa Kynoch is able to provide the correct fertilizer according to your specific requirements and preference.

Whether your preference is to make use of granular or liquids fertilizer (straights, blends or the enhanced version thereof), we would be able to provide nutrition in line with your needs.  Kynoch’s options for granular top-dressing fertilizer is mainly based on KynoPlusTM as nitrogen source, whilst either UAN or ammonium-nitrate is typically used as the nitrogen source in our liquids alternatives.

As exclusive distributor of globally proven Agrotain® nitrogen stabilisers supplied by Koch Industries, our granular and liquid fertilizer offering could be treated so as to prevent volatilisation losses typically associated with urea.    As far as top-dressing is concerned in general, this is typically where the risk for nitrogen losses (as a result of volatilisation losses) are biggest.  Worldwide research has consistently shown that volatilisation losses when using untreated urea is typically between 25% and 40%, but as high as 70% has been seen under certain conditions.

KynoPlusTM (granular urea treated with Agrotain) and UAN PlusTM (UAN treated with Agrotain) are ideal products for top-dressing as you are able to apply your nitrogen, having peace of mind that the nitrogen applied will not “evaporate”.

Additional nitrogen losses from nitrification and leaching could also occur.  This risk could be mitigated, especially in more sandy soils, by the use of KynoPlusTM Super and/or KynoPlusTM Ultra which also contains a nitrification inhibitor that will also reduce potential leaching losses to benefit the farmer financially.

The days of using nitrogen alone as, for example, top dressing, are also long gone. Use nitrogen (KynoPlusTM based), calcium and boron in one product like GreenGold® and experience the difference yourself.

Kynoch is operating warehouses as well as import and blending facilities in all the major ports in the Southern Africa Region and a number of inland locations, we are able to supply in line with your requirements when needed.  Speak to one of our regional managers, sales team or agriculturalists to find out more regarding the specific products that will address your specific needs.

Topdress