Enhanced Efficiency Fertilisers

18.04.2016

The Enhanced Efficiency Fertilisers project aims to measure differences in nitrogen losses from IPF’s two EEFs, Entec and Green Urea.

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, Entec and Green Urea when compared to conventional nitrogen fertilisers. 

The project has three main aims: evaluate the potential and limitations for IPF’s EEF to reduce gaseous and leaching losses from nitrogen fertilisers; quantify the impact that EEFs may have on the nitrogen and other nutrient cycles (e.g. phosphorus) and plant growth; and develop a process model and support tool for the use of IPL’s EEFs to ensure they deliver optimum plant- accessible nitrogen with minimal environmental impact.

The project focuses on industries that have the highest potential for losses: those in high rainfall or irrigation zones, such as sugar cane, dairy, horticulture and cotton. 

Read about the enhanced efficiency fertilisers we have developed for market, and our ongoing research projects in the Products and Services section of our 2015 Online Sustainability Report.