Fertilizer

Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a significant component of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the compound where plants use sunlight energy to produce sugar out of water and carbon dioxide. The process is called photosynthesis. A good source of nitrogen for plants can be from fertilizer, planting green manure crops such as peas or beans around your plant, or adding coffee grounds to the soil.Plants do not get nitrogen from the air but the soil. Various microorganisms convert ammonia to other types of nitrogen compounds that are simple for plants to use. In other words, plants can get their nitrogen indirectly from the air but via microorganisms in the soil and via the plants’ roots.


Typically the earth atmosphere has 78% nitrogen gas or N2. Though there is nitrogen in the air, not much can be found in the earth’s crust. Some of the rare minerals that have nitrogen are the saltpeter, small living organisms on earth, plants, and animals.

Some of the found use of nitrogen other than agro is in the chemical industry such as nylon, nitric acid, dyes, medicines, and explosives.

What does NPK do to your plant?

Nitrogen (N)

  • The leaf producer
  • Construction of new cells & enzymes.
  • Construction of green pigments.
  • Accountable for leaf & stem growth.
  • Assists plants with rapid growth.

 PHOSPHORUS (P)

  • The root maker/flower inducer
  • Supports root growth and blooming
  • A vital part of the development of photosynthesis.
  • Involved in the creation of all oils, sugars, and starches.
  • Helps with the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy.

 POTASSIUM (K)

  • The flower inducer/fruit maker
  • Encourages uptake of water
  • Critical in the growth of flowers and fruits.
  • Adds plants to fight diseases.
  • Support plants make better use of light and air.

Understanding the different benefits each of the NPK nutrients is important to your plants. Basically, all plants need nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to grow. The growth and production of plant crops, fruits, flowers, or leaves will be affected if any of these nutrients are absent from its elements.

In a nutshell:

  1. Nitrogen (N) – is responsible for the growth of leaves.
  2. Phosphorus (P) – is responsible for the growth of root, flower, and fruit.
  3. Potassium (K) – is responsible for the overall functions of the plant perform correctly.

By understanding the NPK values in fertilizer, it can assist you to appropriately select the right values for the right type of plant that you are growing. For example, if you are concentrating on leafy vegetables, you might want to go for a higher N number to promote the leaf and its growth. You apply the same understanding to P and K.

We hope this article helps you to better understand the significant effect of nutrients such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Good Luck and Happy Planting!!!

 

Understanding the labels on your fertilizer bag

Fertilizers are chemical elements supplied to crops to increase their productivity. Typically fertilizers contain nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Fertilizers enhance the retention capacity of the soil and increase its fertility.

The general definition of NPK are as listed:

  1. Nitrogen – The leaf maker. Symbol as N
  2. Phosphorus – The root maker/flower inducer. Symbol as P
  3. Potassium – The flower inducer/fruit maker. Symbol as K

The fertilizer bag is labeled to represent the NPK rate it carries.

Palm oil to recover in second half (2H), fuelled by China, India uptake

Credit: Workers sort bunches of harvested oil palm fruit at the Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd. palm oil plant in Besout, Perak.

Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

KUALA LUMPUR: The local palm oil sector is poised to begin its recovery in the second half (2H) of 2020 following the easing of Covid-19 lockdowns globally.

This would, in turn, improve global demand from major consumers particularly China and India, said Boustead Plantations Bhd chief executive officer Ibrahim Abdul Majid.

The upstream oil palm plantation company predicted that stockpiles will dwindle in anticipation of better demand for edible oil in the global food supply chain.

“For the short-term, the sector is expected to remain impacted, we continue to adopt a longer-term view given the nature of our industry,” Ibrahim told the New Straits Times.

He is also optimistic for the year ahead given the crude palm oil (CPO) export tax exemption aimed at managing Malaysia’s stock level, which has to a certain extent lifted prices.

Ibrahim said Indian buyers had resumed purchasing Malaysian palm oil after a four-month gap following a diplomatic row, with buying spurred by a fall in domestic inventories and discounted prices.

“Even though the short-term prospects for the plantation sector are weak given the current environment, we are optimistic that prospects will improve as the world sees a gradual recovery,” he added.

Ibrahim said Malaysia Palm Oil Council’s (MPOC) had forecast CPO prices to hit a peak of RM2,594 per tonne in 2H, and this would improve Boustead Plantations’ bottom line.

“We expect to see enhanced fresh fruit bunches (FFB) production in 2020, due to the full-year consolidation of production from Tawai estates.

“At the same time, harvesters’ productivity which is addressed via our Transformation Programme is also expected to have a positive impact on FFB production,” he said.

Ibrahim said the company expected its average CPO price for 2020 to be in the range of RM2,400 to RM2,500, benefitting from the palm oil export tax exemption from July until December this year under the National Economic Recovery Plan and significant recovery in global palm oil demand from May.

“Demand is expected to be a key factor in determining prospects for CPO in 2020 and 2021.”

He added that the lingering effects of the Covid-19 crisis were likely to curtail disposable income particularly in relation to food in developing countries.

This, in turn, may curb the prospective uptrend in world consumption of oils and fats.

“We expect the large demand losses stemming from the lockdowns in the first-half of 2020 to be recouped by next year.

“Overall, this forecast is based on the assumption that the Covid-19 pandemic comes under reasonable control soon.”

Ibrahim, however, said if the pandemic did not come under control, this would put another round of downward pressure on all major commodities

link: https://www.nst.com.my/business/2020/07/611829/palm-oil-recover-2h-fuelled-china-india-uptake

Credit: NST By Ayisy Yusof – July 27, 2020 @ 8:22am

Granule Borax compaction exercise and info

Granule Borax is one of the products that we carry under the Evermax brand.

In order to form the powdery borax into granular form, we need to add some binders and some fertilizer and nutrients into it.

Once that is done, a compaction machine will mix it and turn it into granular form.

The powdery borax was from abroad and the process turning it into granular form is done in Malaysia.

 

 

 

Restocking of Fused Magnesium Phosphate Fertilizer

We are pleased to inform that we restock our Fused Magnesium Phosphate Fertilizer (FMP). We are sharing the look of the new packaging of the FMP.

Front Look of the Bag

Back look of the bag

Feel free to be in touch with us on the FMP at

Everchem Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd

25-1, 1 Mont Kiara, No 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Or call us at P: +603 6201 7435 or email us at info@everchem.com.my

Unloading of Ulexite and collection of composite sample

Below are the activity by Everchem Corporation on the unloading of Ulexite and being inspected and composite sample collection exercise by SGS Malaysia.

CONTAINER LOCK BEING IDENTIFIED BY SGS MALAYSIA

OPENING THE CONTAINER

UNLOADING OF ULEXITE FROM THE CONTAINER

SGS MALAYSIA’S AUDITOR

COMPOSITE SAMPLES BEING COLLECTED

COMPOSITE SAMPLES COLLECTED

SEALING THE ULEXITE BAG

TOTAL NUMBER OF ULEXITE BAGS UNLOADED

ARRIVAL OF THE CONTAINER

UNLOADING OF ULEXITE BAGS FROM THE CONTAINER

SAMPLE GATHERING EXERCISE

Cargo Inspection and Manual Sampling

The manual sampling method was agreed with the SGS Principal, as sampling by more reliable methods that provide probability samples was not possible.

The collected MANUAL samples of this type do not satisfy the minimum requirements for probability sampling, and as such cannot be used to draw statistical inferences such as precision, standard error, or bias.

Granular Ulexite Sample

Composite Sample SGS Certified

A Greener Way to Produce Ammonia

Ammonia is a form of a renewable fuel that if made of sun, air and water. Unlike most fertilizers, fuel and sources of energy, ammonia is able to power the globe without the use of carbon.A vast usage of ammonia is as fertilizer. Ammonia is able to fulfill the need of plants, providing the plants with nitrogen which is then used as a building block for plant protein and DNA. Ammonia is manufactured via a chemical process known as the Haber-Bosch process. This process enables reactors to produce ammonia at a higher rate than natural processes. Since the development of the process in the past few decades, the technology has enabled farmers to feed the ever-growing population of the world.

Although the Haber-Bosch process has led to the Green Revolution, the process itself is not green. In the process, hydrogen gas is first stripped off from natural resources such as coal or natural gas in a highly pressurized, super-heated steam reactor. This process leaves behind carbon dioxide. Then nitrogen is obtained from the air, which consists of 78% nitrogen. Next, to combine the nitrogen and hydrogen together to form ammonia, a very high pressure is needed in the reactor. This process leaves behind a big negative impact on the environment as a lot of fossil fuel is consumed in order to generate the needed pressure for the process.In order to avoid the damage done to the resources and the environment, a greener way of ammonia production is researched by researchers. Instead of using the Haber-Bosch process, reverse fuel cells are used to produce ammonia. This process utilizes air and water and a far more environmentally friendly technique to produce ammonia. This renewable ammonia produced could be used globally as fertilizer or as an energy-dense fuel.

Loading of Borate Fertilizer

This is the exercise of us loading 40 metric tonnes of Borate Fertilizer in our Port Klang’s warehouse to be delivered to our buyer in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Our Borate Fertilizer is a slow-boron. It ensures prolonged availability of its nutrients in the soil, our Borate Fertilizer is the best solution to ensure healthy growth and good yield of your crops.

Loading of Borate Fertilizer in Port Klang

Our Daebak Borate Fertilizer

To reduce nutrient losses, crops are advised to use slow-release, fertilizer. It is to overcome the low use efficiency mostly caused by high rainfall environment (Abat, 2014)

Reference of citation: Abat, M. (2015). The development of new slow-release boron fertilizers.