Nutrino Pro foliar nitrogen now available in bulk tanks

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Via its biostimulants business, IntraCrop, Frontier Agriculture is now supplying farmers with on-farm bulk tanks of the foliar nitrogen product, Nutrino Pro.

Previously available in 10 and 1,000 litre containers, the option for tank installations now means growers can order a larger quantity for safe, static on-farm storage, removing the typical risks of manual handling and reducing the emissions often associated with conventional delivery and supply.

Speaking of the new service, Frontier fertiliser business development manager, Finley Hawkins says, “Products such as Nutrino Pro can support growers to adopt a more sustainable nutrition regime overall, so being able to provide a safer, longer-term supply solution via our investment in IntraCrop is a real positive.”

Product carbon footprint assessment

In an assessment of the merits associated with alternative nutrition products in bulk containers vs. IBCs, IntraCrop consulted with Climate Partner which supports businesses to calculate and reduce their carbon emissions.

The product carbon footprint assessment (PCF) demonstrated several benefits from the Nutrino Pro tank installations, including:

  • A 16% reduction in carbon emissions compared to IBCs (tCO2e/1,000l product), largely due to the significant reduction in use of steel
  • Deliveries of 20,000 litres via bulk containers vs. the equivalent in 1,000 litre IBCs amounts to a saving 6.6 tCO2e
  • Bulk delivery provides a more practical solution on farm, with reduced used of containers and requirements for product deliveries helping to lower any risks of environmental exposure.

The tanks housing the product are supplied and manufactured by Camplas Technology Ltd, ensuring they meet stewardship, health and safety and environmental regulations on farm.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer this solution to Frontier customers,” explains IntraCrop key account manager, Jack Hill. “Nutrino Pro is our most advanced foliar nitrogen product, containing a combination of controlled release nitrogen, pidolic acid and R100 biostimulants. It is incredibly crop-safe and over several seasons it has repeatedly shown it can deliver wide ranging benefits to a number of crops at their critical growth stages.

“We hope the bulk availability will further support growers as they look to implement more resilient nutrition programmes, while also helping them to improve farm efficiency and meet their own sustainability objectives.”

With food manufacturers and retailers increasingly required to meet Scope 3 emissions targets, the availability of more sustainable products with a reduced carbon footprint on farm will also support the decarbonisation of food supply chains.

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