A fertilizer developed in Bismarck might save farmers money this upcoming growing season.
Aqua-Yield, a fertilizer using a nano-technology particle, is the size of a blood cell. The small particle gets into the plant much easier than other fertilizers, where the particles are generally the size of a poppy seed.
Cody Hatzenbuhler from Pan Ag says phosphorus could take months, or even a year to get into the plants. He said the nano-phosphorus takes about 36 hours to get into the plant.
He also said, “When we have a small particle, we can use a lot less. Like 4 ounces per acre versus 5 gallons per acre.”
The fertilizer does not need as much moisture, because the phosphorus is already broken down to go into the plant.