A True 10% Organic Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer, Ferticell® Explorer™ Liquid
Agroplasma Inc.® has pushed the envelope with another agriculture industry-leading product, Ferticell® Explorer™ 10-0-0. They have a truly innovative, first ever CDFA-OIM (California Department of Food and Agriculture Organic Input Materials) certified organic liquid nitrogen fertilizer over 3-5.5%.
Explorer™ Liquid is not a suspension, but a true solution without the powder or wait times to solubilize and less overall packaging waste, reducing the grower’s carbon footprint. Explorer™ Liquid 10-0-0 delivers the same, high-quality performance of Explorer™ 16-0-0 but in the long sought after, convenient, and easy to use liquid soluble plant-derived nitrogen.
This hasn’t been an easy journey for Agroplasma Inc.® Starting this process initially back in January of 2012 with Explorer™ 13-0-0 as the first organic nitrogen derived as soy protein hydrolysate registered with CDFA-OIM, to now registered as both Explorer™ 16-0-0 dry and Explorer™ Liquid 10-0-0 is a great accomplishment. CDFA-OIM’s input registration process for registering this product organic was strict and thoroughly vetted, taking from November 2017 to April of this year. It was clear that creating something so unique was due for a closer inspection.
Hans Berglund, President, said, “17 months ago we started the registration process because this is what our growers and distributors were asking for. Explorer Liquid will be an innovative, industry-changing product.”
Unlike conventional nitrogen inputs, a soy protein hydrolysate is a form of nitrogen that most generally like in the case of Explorer™, does not leech from most soil types. It also carries a high carbon content and is immediately available to the plant without an ATP conversion. The plant mechanisms are reduced, reducing overall plant stress.
The L-amino acid profile is high in Explorer™ Liquid at 60% and 98.6% in Explorer™ 16-0-0. Unlike conventional nitrogen inputs, Explorer soy protein hydrolysate is a form of nitrogen that in most soils, will not leech. It also carries a high carbon content and is immediately available to plants and biomass without a delay and will not create a loss of energy in conversion.
“Agronomically speaking the technology in this product raises the standard for organic and conventional nitrogen. Getting Explorer Liquid to 10% nitrogen is no easy feat. This is going to give agricultural professionals the ability to load, mix, and apply using considerably less time (than with a powder),” says Jeff Ziehmer, General Manager.