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Nitrogen Stabilizers Benefits

Nitrogen stabilizers keep nitrogen in the root zone, reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen leaching. They are essential tools to enablea sustainable and productive agriculture.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Using nitrogen stabilizers reduces greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere
  • Agricultural uses of nitrogen generate 95% of ammonia emissions in Europe. Mitigating emissions is challenging but a number of options already exist. Nitrogen stabilizers reduce the release of nitrous oxide by slowing down the conversion of ammonia into nitrate.
  • Using nitrogen stabilisers help reduce nitrous oxide emissions into the atmosphere by 44 percent

Preventing nitrogen leaching

  • Nitrogen stabilizers support soil health and quality water resources
  • Agricultural uses of nitrogen is the main source of nitrogen losses in the EU, with the current loss estimated to be 6.8 – 8 million tons per year. Nitrogen stabilizers reduce nitrate leaching through soil by keeping nitrogen in the root zone longer. 
  • Nitrogen stabilisers help to reduce nitrogen loss by an average of 16.5 percent. This is protecting groundwater from nitrate contamination, an important tool to meet the targets of the EU Nitrates Directives and achieve a more sustainable EU agriculture .                           

 

Improving efficiency and productivity

  • Nitrogen stabilizers help farmers optimize nitrogen application rates and maximize yields while benefitting the environment.
  • Nitrogen stabilizers increase yield by keeping nitrogen in the root zone longer for crop uptake. Studies, on average, demonstrate a 11 percent productivity increase in maize, cereal grains and other crops with no additional nitrogen used.
  • Nitrogen stabilisers provide an economic benefits for EU farmers, helping them to produce more, more efficiently, and more sustainably. This is a win-win scenario between productivity and sustainability.