When the right fertilisers are produced, the product needs to be distributed to end users, either directly or through contract workers in the region.
At the production location or at the customs location, storage must be present. The fertiliser requires a new way of working because the concentrations in the product are about 5 times lower than in regular fertiliser. However, the concentrations are approximately 5 till 10 times higher than in cattle manure. This has consequences for the logistics, storage and delivery equipment.
Contracting companies work on realising the storage and distribution facilities. They know the planning and the needs of the land users and can advize on crop fertilisation.
At the end of 2017, local technology supplier Slootsmid became involved for the development of precision fertilisation equipment. Together with Kverneland they developed application equipment, which is used in practice since 2018.
ForFarmers is a strong partner in the region, supplying fertiliser to many land users. ForFarmers can include the new fertilisers in their assortment and help to develop the market for these biobased fertilisers. It is important to have an attractive supply chain for the land users. Therefore, good planning, quality and attractive pricing are very important.