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The potential of Protected Urea to reduce emissions whilst maintaining grass production


Soil scientist David Wall joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge to discuss the potential of Protected Urea to reduce emissions whilst maintaining grass production.

David explains that comprehensive research has been carried out to test Protected Urea as a nitrogen fertiliser product that can be used as a direct replacement for Urea or CAN and spread all year round.

Protected Urea reduces ammonia emissions by up to 75% compared with Urea or reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 78% compared with CAN.

David explains a switch to Protected Urea is a simple change that has the ability to significantly reduce the environmental impact of fertiliser use at a comparative cost to traditional methods.

See list of Protected Urea products here: Protected Urea List 28 January 2021 (PDF)

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