REVOLUTIONIZING
AGRICULTURE WITH HIGH-TECH
AND EFFICIENT FERTILIZERS

WHAT IS Fertisco ?

AgroSilício is a multifunctional fertilizer produced by Harsco Environmental that acts on plant nutrition and defense. Composed of macronutrients and silicon, it provides greater resistance and increases tolerance to pest and disease attacks, offering a productive and high-quality crop.

The silica layer formed beneath the cuticle acts as a physical barrier and enhances plant structure, promoting greater resistance and photosynthetic capacity.

Watch the explanatory video showcasing the benefits of AgroSilício for your production.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF Fertisco THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR WAY OF FARMING?

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The primary benefits will revolutionize your farming practices. By reinforcing the cellular structure of plants, AgroSilício makes them more resistant to pests and diseases while improving the absorption of essential nutrients.

Its action also enhances plant resistance to environmental stressors, such as extreme temperatures and water scarcity, resulting in more vigorous and productive crops. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance the performance of your agriculture with AgroSilício – the key to a healthier and more ecological harvest.

MAXIMIZING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY WITH AGROSILÍCIO: A SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT

By using AgroSilício, you are investing in strengthening plants, making them more resilient and healthier. This translates into a greater ability to resist pests, diseases, and adverse weather conditions, allowing your crops to reach their full production potential.

Furthermore, AgroSilício also enhances nutrient absorption efficiency, ensuring that your plants have access to essential elements for robust growth. In summary, AgroSilício is the key to a more productive, sustainable, and profitable crop.

ENHANCING MINERAL SOLUBILITY WITH AGROSILÍCIO FOR GREATER PRODUCTIVITY

AgroSilício contributes to increasing the solubility of essential minerals, such as phosphorus, in the soil. This is because silicon helps reduce the fixation of phosphorus in the soil, making it more accessible to plants. With greater nutrient solubility, crops can efficiently absorb the minerals they need for healthy growth, resulting in a more productive crop with reduced need for additional fertilizers.

Therefore, integrating AgroSilício into your farming practices can be an effective strategy to optimize nutrient solubility and, consequently, improve plant health and agricultural productivity.

NATURAL PLANT PROTECTION AGAINST PESTS AND

AgroSilício can make plants more resistant to a variety of stresses, including pests, diseases, and adverse environmental conditions.Silicon reinforces the cellular structure of plants, creating a natural barrier against insect attacks and pathogens, while also helping them better cope with stressors such as drought and high temperatures.

This resistance to external challenges allows crops to grow in a healthier and more consistent manner, resulting in more robust and productive harvests.

AN ECOLOGICAL SOLUTION FOR AGRICULTURE

Our commitment to sustainability is rooted in our business and will continue to shape our future. By using AgroSilício, our customers avoid the exploitation of new natural deposits to obtain nutrients for agriculture.

AgroSilício, in its reaction with the soil, does not release the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), while agricultural limestone, on the other hand, releases 440 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) for every 1000 kg of product applied.

GET TO KNOW THE LINE OF SUSTAINABLE AGROSILÍCIO FERTILIZERS AND SOIL CONDITIONERS

AgroSilício

Soil Conditioner in the form of Calcium and Magnesium Silicate.

AgroSilício Plus

Plus Simple Mineral Fertilizer containing the micronutrient Silicon and the macronutrients Calcium and Magnesium.

AgroSilício S

Multinutrient Fertilizer containing Calcium, Magnesium, Silicon, and Sulfur in the same particle.

AgroSilício Mg

Multinutrient Fertilizer containing Calcium, Magnesium, Silicon, and Sulfur in the same particle.

ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS WITH AGROSILÍCIO PRODUCTS!

By using AgroSilício, our customers avoid the exploitation of new natural deposits to obtain nutrients for agriculture. AgroSilício, in its reaction with the soil, does not release the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to the greenhouse effect. When comparing overall emissions, it is observed that the use of AgroSilício Corrective and Plus represents approximately 5% of the total impacts of limestone use.

SUSTAINABLE FROM ITS PRODUCTION PROCESS

Watch the explanatory video on the circular economy generated through the production of AgroSilício.

WHERE TO BUY ?

As part of our commitment to providing convenient access to AgroSilício, we have established a comprehensive network of representatives in various regions, ready to assist you. Use the map below to discover the nearest pickup points to you.

We understand that proximity may not always be possible, but don’t worry. If we don’t yet have a representative in your city or region, our team of experts is ready to assist. Get in touch with us, and we will be happy to arrange delivery or discuss alternatives to ensure you have access to AgroSilício no matter where you are.

We are committed to facilitating your journey toward more productive and sustainable agriculture.

WHERE TO BUY ?

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF SILICON FOR AGRICULTURE?

Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, second only to oxygen. In tropical and subtropical soils, silicon is often not in a readily available form for plants.

The use of soluble sources of silicon in agriculture has been gaining momentum due to its positive results and being a clean technology, aligning with the current vision of sustainable agriculture, utilizing it as an option for integrated management.

It is considered a beneficial element, assisting in plant development and enhancing the assimilation of essential elements. Silicon is important for the normal growth and development of plants.

WHAT IS THE SOLUBILITY?

Compared to limestone (calcium carbonate), AgroSilício (calcium silicate) is 6.78 times more soluble, with a solubility of 0.095 g/l, while limestone has a solubility of 0.014 g/l. Because it is more soluble than limestone, reactions occur at a higher speed and result in a shorter period for its corrective action.

Among other sources of silicon, solubility varies significantly: blast furnace products have higher silicon content and low solubility, while steel mill products have lower silicon content but are more soluble. Products derived from stainless steel production, as is the case with AgroSilício, have silicon with higher solubility.

Given the high solubility of AgroSilício, studies have shown its efficiency in the soil-plant relationship when considering it as a corrective source.

WHAT IS PRNT?

PRNT (Relative Power of Total Neutralization) is an indicator of reactivity that defines how much the amendment reacts in three months when incorporated into the soil under adequate water availability. Thus, if the PRNT is 80%, it can be inferred that, in general, 80% of the limestone will react in the soil within three months, and the remaining 20% will react later.

Therefore, the higher the PRNT, the greater the short-term effect, and the lower the residual effect. PRNT fundamentally depends on reactivity (RE) and neutralization power (PN). RE is the relative efficiency of particles by particle size class. PN indicates the ability of the amendment to neutralize soil acidity.

AgroSilício Plus is registered as a simple mineral fertilizer, a source of silicon, calcium, and magnesium, with excellent physical and chemical properties in the soil, including acidity correction. It has an estimated PRNT of 85%. It’s worth noting that during the fusion and cooling processes that steel industry residues undergo to obtain steel or iron, silicate materials are formed, which have a porous structure with a larger specific surface area, resulting in greater particle dissolution and a faster reaction rate.

As a result, AgroSilício has another positive attribute when compared to other amendments like limestone. However, it’s important to note that current regulations for amendments do not consider specific surface area.

DO ALL SILICON SOURCES CORRECT SOIL?

In the agricultural market, there are various products sold as a source of silicon. However, they need to contain a “neutralizing constituent” such as oxides, hydroxides, carbonates, and calcium and/or magnesium silicates.

This is the case with AgroSilício Plus, which contains calcium and magnesium silicate in its composition, having a high corrective power.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES AND ADVANTAGES OBSERVED WITH THE USE OF AGROSILÍCIO AS A SOIL CORRECTOR COMPARED TO LIMESTONE?

During the soil reaction process, limestone releases carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the agents responsible for the greenhouse effect. AgroSilício, on the other hand, does not release CO2, making it a product that aligns with environmental sustainability ideals.

Limestone and AgroSilício differ in terms of specific surface area (contact area). The corrective power of AgroSilício can be superior due to the porous nature of its particles, which results in a larger specific surface area and theoretically greater reactivity and solubility in the soil, percolating through the soil profile more easily than limestone.

Therefore, AgroSilício excels in its corrective effect and, additionally, contains silicon in its composition, contributing to plant resistance and improved plant structure, making it a more comprehensive product.

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