Bio-N Urea

$659.00

  • N:36.8%
  • P:0
  • K:0
  • S:0
  • Ca:3.6%
  • Mg:0

Dickie Direct’s Bio-N Supercharged Urea is a biologically enhanced source of Nitrogen containing Humate and EM (Effective Microorganisms). Research has indicated that improved microbial activity from Bio-N can increase crop and pasture yields while reducing Nitrogen requirements and costs.

Clients who have made the switch to Bio-N Supercharged Urea have noticed an improved and prolonged Nitrogen response which has lead to reduced Nitrogen requirements and costs.

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Hastings Store – Product in stock, get in contact for direct shipment as shipments arriving monthly.
All Other Stores – Currently shipping to order.

 

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36.8% N
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Supplied ex Hastings Warehouse or through direct shipment to any NZ port
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Supplied in bulk or 1 tonne bags
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Use in: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
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Products FAQs

Why Use Bio-N Supercharged Urea:

  • Use Dickie Direct’s Bio-N Urea in place of normal Urea to improve Nitrogen efficiency and to increase crop and pasture yield.
  • Nitrogen moves quickly through soils and plants are quick to utilise available Nitrogen meaning Nitrogen is often the most limiting factor when it comes to plant and pasture growth.

Precautions when applying BioN Supercharged Urea:

Although BioN Urea is less susceptible to volatilisation losses compared to standard Urea we still recommend taking the below precautions:

  • Avoid application in the heat of the day where possible.
  • Apply pre rain fall/irrigation (ideally 10ml within 10 hours) to avoid any losses through volatilisation.
  • Avoid application before large amounts of rainfall (40ml plus within 10 hours) to reduce any leaching.

Nitrogen's role in crops and pastures:

  • Nitrogen increases the protein content in plants through the vitamins, amino acids and energy systems in which it aids.
  • Nitrogen is necessary for chloropyll synthesis, the process in which chlorophyll is increased in the plant giving plants a dark green appearance.
  • It is through chlorophyll that sunlight is absorbed as energy into the plant making chlorophyll an important part of photosynthesis where sunlight is absorbed and stored in the plant as sugars and proteins.
    Hence, Nitrogen is an important part of photosynthesis.

When to use

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

More Information

Urea Nitrogen Cycle Explained

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Hydrolysis is the process where Urea Nitrogen is converted to Ammonium Nitrogen. This process rapidly increases the PH in the surrounding soil area, subsequently promoting nitrogen loss through Volatilisation once the Nitrogen has converted into Ammonium form.

Volatilisation is the loss of N through the conversion of Ammonium to Ammonia Gas.

Factors increasing these losses are:
  • Higher soil PH levels.
  • Conditions such as heat and wind that favour evaporation.
  • Applying Urea to damp soils where the granule is broken down but not absorbed into the root zone.
How can this loss be minimised:
  • Avoid applying products in the heat of the day where possible.
  • Target applications just prior to rainfall.
  • Avoid applying urea to damp soils, except when prior to rainfall.

Nitrification is the process by which microorganisms in the soil convert Ammonium to Nitrate to obtain energy.

Denitrification occurs when Nitrate is converted to gaseous forms of nitrogen as a result of soil bacteria using nitrogen as an oxygen source in oxygen deprived soils.

Factors increasing these losses are:
  • Heavily compacted soils.
  • Poorly drained soils.
How can this loss be minimised:
  • Aerate soils and ensure adequate drainage where possible.
  • Avoid applications after heavy rainfall and when soil is still saturated.
  • Reduce application rates on heavily compacted and poorly drained soils.

Leaching occurs when too much water moves nitrogen below the root zone.

Factors increasing these losses are:
  • Porous soils.
  • Applying nitrogen before heavy rainfall.
How can this loss be minimised:
  • Avoid applications before large amounts of rain.

Immobilisation occurs when organic matter within the soil uptakes the Nitrogen in the forms of Ammonium and Nitric before the intended pasture/crop. Immobilisation is offset by the process of mineralisation when the organic matter later breaks down releasing the nitrogen back into the soil.

Description

Dickie Direct’s Bio-N Supercharged Urea is a biologically enhanced source of Nitrogen containing Humate and EM (Effective Microorganisms). Research has indicated that improved microbial activity from Bio-N can increase crop and pasture yields while reducing Nitrogen requirements and costs.

Clients who have made the switch to Bio-N Supercharged Urea have noticed an improved and prolonged Nitrogen response which has lead to reduced Nitrogen requirements and costs.

Using Bio-N can increase crop and pasture yields by:

  • Improving Nitrogen Utilisation

Bio-N will help improve a soils CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity) and its ability to hold Cations such as Ammonium Nitrogen. This reduces the amount of N that is being lost through volatilisation and leaching making more N available to the plant.

  • Extending Nitrogen Response Time

By both improving the Microbial N retention and the soils CEC this will increase the amount of N that is being held in stable forms in the soil. These N Sources are then released into plant available forms over an extended period, extending the N release curve.

  •  Increasing the availability and uptake of other key nutrients

Plants rely on soil biology to break down key nutrients into plant available forms. Bio-N introduces beneficial bacteria, yeast and fungi (EM) along with a biological feed source (Humate) to the soil, improving the efficiency at which nutrients are made plant available.

  • Improving long term soil health

Bio-N fuels plant production and long-term soil health through enhancing the soils biological activity. Get your soils doing more of the work for you.