Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) offers two enhanced efficiency fertiliser (EFFs) products:
The Enhanced Efficiency Fertilisers (EEF) project is a joint research project with the University of Melbourne in Australia. It aims to measure differences in nitrogen losses from IPF's two EEFs when compared to conventional nitrogen fertilisers. The project is focusing on industries that have highest potential for losses: those in high rainfall or irrigation zones, such as sugar cane, dairy, horticulture and cotton.
The project has three main aims:
With the passage of the Carbon Farming Initiative through the Australian senate, the project is now filling knowledge gaps around Australia. This will involve continuing measurements of gaseous emissions from a range of agricultural systems and assessment of leaching potential in certain systems.
Studies in this project to date have demonstrated significant reduction in gaseous nitrogen losses by using these products. The sales of fertilisers that have proven to be more efficient are a key metric for this project. Increasing sales will indicate that our support tool and field services have converted farmers to using the EEF products. This metric is not reported publicly for commercial reasons.