Without the right conditions, some of the precious nitrogen in your urea fertiliser can escape into the atmosphere. It’s called volatilisation – and it’s like money up in smoke.

The solution is AGROTAIN® – the most proven nitrogen stabiliser on the market, with over 20 years of trials on millions of acres worldwide. AGROTAIN® is applied as a liquid concentrate to urea fertiliser and sold through select dealers as NEXEN™. To find out more about NEXEN’s benefits click here.

As well as NEXEN™ some approved dealers apply AGROTAIN® to their own brands of urea fertiliser.

So whatever fertiliser you choose, make sure it says
it’s ‘Powered by AGROTAIN®.’

How it works

AGROTAIN® stabilised nitrogen slows hydrolysis, the conversion of urea to ammonium, and can dramatically reduce losses of nitrogen to volatilisation.

The benefits of stabilised nitrogen

  • More certainty: Stabilised nitrogen gives you reassurance that your investment in nitrogen is being grounded in the soil.
  • More flexibility: Stabilised nitrogen buys you more time and gives you more flexibility before rainfall or incorporation is required.
  • Potential net increase in crop value by reducing N volatilisation
    • When loss is 10% in Wheat net return of $3.50/ha
    • When loss is 15% in Cotton net return of $140/ha
    • When loss is 15% in Rice net return of $57/ha
  • Based on current NEXEN™ stabilised nitrogen pricing and estimated response when nitrogen is the limiting factor. Commodity prices:
    • Wheat $240/t
    • Cotton $2025/t
    • Rice $360/t
    • Sugar Cane $35/t
  • More return for the Grower.

When you should use stabilised nitrogen

  • Choose stabilised nitrogen over standard urea fertiliser if:
  • There’s low rainfall – and you can’t guarantee 10-15mm of rainfall within within 24-48 hours of applying the urea.
  • Top dressing the urea without incorporation into the soil, to a depth of greater than 5cm.
  • The soil surface is drying out.
  • Conditions are relatively warm, or windy.
  • There’s a high level of crop residue or litter.
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