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Reduction of nitrogen volatilisation in figures

Reduction of nitrogen volatilisation in figures

In agriculture various greenhouse gases are released. The most important being CO2, methane and nitrous oxide. The principal sources of greenhouse gases in agriculture and horticulture are livestock farming and greenhouse horticulture. Climate change continues to happen but the adverse effects of this appear containable in the Netherlands. At policy level there is a lot of focus on the effects of climate change, and Triferto is also working on this by investing in innovative fertilizers which reduce emissions.


Fertilizers in agriculture are an important source of greenhouse gases. But with the right technologies you can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. Nitrogen, in the form of urea, is an important source of greenhouse gases and also nitrous oxide. In a test with the addition of urease inhibitors Triferto managed to reduce nitrogen volatilisation. Tests were carried out on different soils. The fertilizers were applied in full areas, and after 13 days the volatilisation was measured. The warm weather (27C) meant relatively high percentages of volatilisation.

Nitrogen volatilization in NBPT urea, Novurea triferto

Urease inhibitors worthwhile

The application of a urease inhibitor to urea reduces unwanted nitrogen loss as a result of volatilisation. More nitrogen remains available for the crop, leading to a higher crop yield and lower environmental impact. An investment in urease inhibitors is therefore worthwhile.