Usage Outlook

Fertilisers Efficiency Enhancers

Today, Fertilisers Efficiency Enhancers estimates urease inhibitor use in the EU27 + UK is around 15% of available urea fertiliser, while use of NIs is less than 5% of available urea and ammonium-based fertiliser.

In some regions of the world, such as the U.S. inhibitors are used much more frequently by growers.

Although the use of fertilisers with inhibitors (NI, UI) has increased over the last 2 decades, this represents still a niche segment in the European fertiliser market.

The European Green Deal with its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, as well as the Nutrients Action Plan for better management set challenging ambitions for a more efficient use nutrients and the achievement of environmental targets in order to mitigate climate change.

Urease and Nitrification inhibitors offer a solution to contribute to these ambitions. Both at experimental level and on field, inhibitors were able to demonstrate their potential on the long term. Today, economic cost/benefits analysis are no longer sufficient to tackle the challenges of modern agriculture and grab the potential of the newer, more efficient practices that can help achieve the objective of a more sustainable and effective agriculture. Nutrients use efficiency, improved return on investment and simplified farm management together with a contribution to a healthy living environment and the protection of healthy ecosystems, should be considered as essential benefits of Urease and Nitrification inhibitors.