Fertilizers

Fertilizers

AGRANA produces a range of conventional and organic fertilisers, including lawn fertiliser, based on the by-products associated with the production of sugar and starch. These products illustrate our commitment to sustainable business cycles in Austria. AGRANA’s fertilisers are GMO-free and are also available in organic forms.

Fertiliser portfolio

Our range of fertilisers extends from single nutrient fertilisers such as Carbokalk and molasses as a liquid fertiliser to slow-release fertilisers such as BioAgenasol® for organic farming methods and BioAgenasol® profigreen as a lawn fertiliser for golf courses, sports pitches, gardens, parks, ski slopes and alpine meadows.

 

Bioagenasol

BioAgenasol®

The 100% vegetable-based, slow-release fertiliser and composite fertiliser with a soil activator.

Product details

100% plant-based, slow-release, complete fertiliser and soil activator

BioAgenasol®supports plant growth and the soil in several ways. BioAgenasol® improves the structure of the soil, enables water to be stored effectively, prevents washout, enables nutrients to be released rapidly and promotes micro-organisms in the soil. BioAgenasol® is rich in organic substances and promotes the formation of humus and soil fertility. This fertiliser is suitable for all fruit, vegetable, vine and arable crops. BioAgenasol® is an Austrian product and all of the ingredients are GMO-free.

 

The advantages of BioAgenasol

  • Promotes the accumulation of humus and, therefore, soil fertility
  • Rapid initial and long-lasting effectiveness
  • Requirements-based supply of nutrients
  • Pleasant odour (malt / bread)
  • Organically certified and vegan
  • No risk of plant damage due to over fertilisation
  • Risk-free for humans and animals
  • Effective at low temperatures
 

Application

  • Distribute using a conventional spreader
  • Work into the soil if precipitation is limited

 

Technical data

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION

Organic components                                          
Total nitrogen                                                    
Total phosphor                               
Total potassium                          
Magnesium oxide                
Chloride-free                    
Salt content                            
Zinc                              

 

  85-90 %
       5.5 %
       2.5 %
       1.5 %
      0.6 %
   < 0.5 %
   < 4.0 %
64 mg/kg

Physical properties

  • Bulk weight: approx. 500 kg/m³
  • Grain size: 2–7 mm
  • Pellets: 3-4 mm
  • Colour: medium to dark brown
  • Odour: wood/bread
  • pH: 4.5 – 5.5
  • Shelf life: two years from delivery date
  • Storage: protect from frost, moisture and direct sunlight
 

Production BioAgenasol®

RegistRATION

BioAgenasol® is registered with InfoXgen and therefore authorised for use in organic agriculture.

BioAgenasol® is currently approved and on the market in the following countries. 

AUSTRIA - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - BULGARIA - COSTA RICA - CROATIA - CZECH REPUBLIC - ECUADOR - GERMANY - GREECE - HUNGARY - ITALY - POLAND - PORTUGAL - ROMANIA - SLOVENIA - SOUTH KOREA - TAIWAN - UZBEKISTAN 

Dosage

Fruit

Vegetables

Field crops

 
  • Young plantations: 500–700 kg/ha, late autumn or spring
  • Established plantations: 700–900 kg/ha, late autumn or spring
  • Berry plantations: 700–900 kg/ha, spring
 
 
  • Spinach: 1,500–1,800 kg/ha, before planting
  • White / red cabbage: 2,000–2,500 kg/ha, before planting
  • Legumes: 600–900 kg/ha, before planting
  • Tomatoes / peppers: 900–1,100 kg/ha, before planting
  • Pumpkins: 700–900 kg/ha, before planting
 
 
  • Potatoes: 1,000–2,000 kg/ha, before planting
  • Corn: 1,400–1,700 kg/ha, before planting
  • Sugar beet: 900–1,300 kg/ha, before planting
  • Vines: 500–700 kg/ha, spring or autumn
 

 

Effect of BioAgenasol®

Grain size

BioAgenasol® is generally available with a grain size of 2–7 mm and as 3-4 mm pellets.

 

Packaging units

Our BioAgenasol organic fertiliser is available in the following packaging units

  • Loose
  • BB
  • Bags

We have numerous new distribution partners in Austria, where you receive our new 20kg bags also in smale quantities for gardening. Under "Sales / Contact" you will find a list of these distrubution partners.

 

You will find our representatives at the following exhibitions

BETAEXPO
6th  June 2019
Location: Tulln, Austria

ISMOM 2019
23nd - 28th of June 2019
Location: Seville - ESP

BETAEXPO - Familyday
22th September 2019
Location: Tulln, Austria

NEW- A trial about the dangers of nitrate leaching

Summary: BioAgenasol® trial by the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture - Danger of nitrate leaching in sensitive groundwater areas

Already in 2016, the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture has created an exact trial with oil pumpkins to clarify the performance and behavior of the organic fertilizer BioAgenasol® in sensitive groundwater areas. In the trial of 2017, it was tested how BioAgenasol® behaves on a vegetable acreage related to nitrate discharge hazards in the groundwater compared to a mineral full-fertilizer variant. For this purpose, a trial with salad - especially „Grazer Krauthäupln” - was created in 2017 and 2018 new potatoes were planted on the same trial area.

The test field is located in Graz field in the dedication "area 2" regarding groundwater protection program. The soil is a loamy sand and the soil type is a medium to deep carbonate-free brown earth. At a depth of 55-70 cm there is a transition to sand, gravel and crushed rock. To measure the nitrate hazard were lysimeter system, as well as several suction plugs available.

In 2018, the trial area experienced above-average precipitation in the first half of the year compared to the long-term average. Locally in April and May heavy rain events happened, which led also to slurries. The temperature trend from April was permanently above the long-term monthly average.

Fig. 1: Fig. 1: Precipitation data from 2018 and the yearly average from 1981 to 2010 (Graz).

Fertilization was carried out on March 27, 2018 - 2 days before potato laying. 1,800kg BioAgenasol® per hectare was used; this corresponds with an additional 500kg of patent potassium per hectare of total nutrient yield of 99kg of nitrogen, 45kg of phosphorus and 177kg of potassium. Attention was paid to nutrient equivalency both in the BioAgenasol® variant and in the mineral fertilizer variant. The set amount on March 29 was 2,200kg per hectare. The harvest date was June 12th.

Fig. 2: Various variants of fertilizers on 22 May 2018.

The total soil examination showed that phosphorus is in the range C and potassium in the range D. This corresponds to a good nutrient supply. The pH was 6.3 in the weakly acidic range. The humus contents were in the middle range, with BioAgenasol® reaching a humus increase of 0.2%. The nitrogen supply potential was also in the middle range. Particularly striking here was a rapid drop in nitrogen supply potential for the mineral fertilizer variant in the low range (<35 mg N / 1,000 g fine soil).

The main focus of this trial was the nitrate nitrogen in the soil, which was examined regularly. The measurement results showed a similar course over the regular measuring dates. It was striking that the BioAgenasol® variant generally had lower nitrate nitrogen levels in the soil compared to the mineral fertilizer variant. The measured nitrate concentrations at the leachate studies may be considered moderate and are quite common for these soils. The lysimeter measurements of the fertilizer variations show a similar course of the measured nitrate concentrations. The mineral fertilizer variant is generally at a higher level. At the beginning of October, the measured nitrate concentration in the leachate is significantly lower for the BioAgenasol® variant than for the mineral fertilizer variant. The lower level of the BioAgenasol® variant is also confirmed by the result of the suction plugs. During the time period of measuring, 37% less nitrogen was removed from the lysimeter of the BioAgenasol® plot compared to the mineral fertilizer variant and 43% less in the suction plugs.

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Fig. 3: Nitrate concentrations of the suction plugs in mg NO3/l (comparison of BioAgenasol and mineral fertilizer).

BioAgenasol® was able to keep up with only a 12% reduction in yield in this one-year, new potato fertilization trial with mineral fertilizers. It should be noted here that, according to the literature, the yields of potatoes fertilized with organic fertilizers is about 50% lower than the yield of potatoes fertilized with mineral fertilizers. Regular soil samples showed lower levels of nitrate nitrogen in the BioAgenasol® variant over the entire period. These were ultimately even below those of the control variant. The nitrate levels in the leachate of the lysimeter system may be considered moderate and are quite common for these soils. This also offers a positive outlook on the reduction of nitrate levels in groundwater. BioAgenasol® was also able to demonstrate its positive contribution to groundwater conservation in 2018.

Summary trial nitrate leaching

 

 

Washout experiments with pumpkins

The Styrian Agricultural Chamber conducted a scientific trial with oil pumpkins in 2016 in order to investigate the performance and the impact of the organic fertiliser BioAgenasol® in sensitive ground-water areas. BioAgenasol® was determined to be highly resistant to washout.
 

Findings of the washout trial (in German)

 

Laimburg trial

The Laimburg Research Centre conducted a scientific study in 2016 to investigate the effectiveness of the organic fertiliser BioAgenasol® and to compare this with the effectiveness of other organic fertilisers. 

Summary of trial results (in German)

 

Fertiliser trial with chives

A field trial was conducted with organic chives grown on organically cultivated land.

Results in german

 

Fertiliser trial with chilli peppers

A field trial was conducted with organic chilli peppers grown on organically cultivated land.

Results in german

 

 

Sales

Austria / Germany / Switzerland / Poland

Werner Feldbacher
Key Account Manager

Phone: +43 (0)676 8926 12843
Email: werner.feldbacher@Remove thisagrana.com

South Europe / International

Ingolf Sonnleitner
Business Development Manager

Phone: +43(0) 676 8926 12794
Email: ingolf.sonnleitner@Remove thisagrana.com

Italy / Bulgaria / Hungary

Rüdiger Weichesmüller
Product Manager

Phone: +43 (0)1 21177-12181
Email:ruediger.weichesmueller@Remove thisagrana.com

General product enquiries

Elisabeth Arnberger
Product Manager

Phone: +43 (0)1 21177-12409
Email: elisabeth.arnberger@Remove thisagrana.com

Rüdiger Weichesmüller
Product Manager

Phone: +43 (0)1 21177-12181
Email: ruediger.weichesmueller@Remove thisagrana.com

   

Distribution partners

Austria

Baustoffe Gutscher, Sieghartskirchen (NÖ)NEW
Wachs Hödl, Klöch (Stmk) NEW
Gartengestaltung Anton Rath, Inzersdorf (NÖ) NEW
Beikircher Grünland, Nußdorf-Debant
(Osttirol) NEW
Essmeister, Blindenmarkt (NÖ)  NEW
Firma Altzinger, Perg (OÖ)  NEW
Gärtnerei Schlemmer, Amstetten (NÖ) NEW
SAAT & KORN, Strasswalchen (Slbg) NEW
Agrarhandel Krassnig, Meiselding (K) 
BioHelp (W) 
GEGG Landesprodukte, Wettmannstätten (Stmk) 
Lagerhäuser

Germany

Biofa​​​​​​​

Italy

AGRIBAS

BEIKIRCHER

Spain

SESUR

South Korea

FnB NATURE

Taiwan

AGRI ALL FERTILIZER

Bioagenasol Profigreen

BioAgenasol® Profigreen

The 100% plant-based, slow-release, fertiliser for golf courses, sports pitches, gardens, parks, ski slopes and alpine meadows.

Product details

100% plant-based, slow-release, complete fertiliser

BioAgenasol® Profigreen is a fine-grained, purely organic, slow-release, complete fertiliser ideally suited for use on sports pitches, professional lawns and gardens. The constituents of BioAgenasol® Profigreen all stem from GMO-free sources.

 

Advantages for professional lawns

  • Stabilises the lawn-bearing layer – promotes the reduction of lawn thatch
  • Promotes root growth – hinders soil compaction
  • Improves water retention – fewer dry patches
  • Reduces the formation of dew – lower risk of grass diseases
  • Sustainably improves the entire soil structure

Technical data

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION

Total nitrogen (N)                                5.5 %
Total phosphor (P2O5)                          2.5 %
Potassium oxide (K2O)                          1.5 %
Sodium oxide                                       1.0 %
Magnesium oxide                                0.6 % 
Calcium oxide                                     0.15 %
Chloride-free                                     < 0.5 %

Physical properties

  • Bulk weight: approx. 500 kg/m2
  • Grain size: 0.2-2mm
  • Colour: medium to dark brown
  • Odour: wood/bread
  • pH: 4.5 – 5.5
  • Shelf life: two years from delivery date
  • Storage: protect from frost, moisture and direct sunlight

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage

The following are guidelines which may vary depending on the soil properties.

Lawns

Newly sown: up to 200g/m² (20kg/100m²)

Spring and autumn fertilisation: up to 200g/m² (20kg/100m²)
 

Alpine meadows and ski slopes

Spring, up to 1,000kg/ha

Application areas

Golf courses | football pitches | parks | alpine meadows and ski slopes

 

Registration

BioAgenasol® Profigreen is registered with InfoXgen and is therefore certified for organic use in Austria.

BioAgenasol® is currently approved and on the market in the following countries. 

AUSTRIA - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - CROATIA - GERMANY - GREECE - ITALY - POLAND - ROMANIA - SLOVENIA - SPAIN

 

Grain size

BioAgenasol® Profigreen is generally available with a grain size of 0.2–2mm.
 

Packaging units

Our BioAgenasol® Profigreen organic fertiliser is available in the following packaging units

  • Loose
  • BB
  • Bags

FC Sevilla fertilises using BioAgenasol® Profigreen

BioAgenasol® Profigreen is also used to fertilise the pitch in the stadium of FC Sevilla.

Sales

Austria / Germany / Switzerland /
Hungary / Poland

Werner Feldbacher
Key Account Manager

M +43 (0)676 8926 12843
E werner.feldbacher@Remove thisagrana.com

South Europe / International

Ingolf Sonnleitner
Business Development Manager

T +43(0) 676 8926 12794
E ingolf.sonnleitner@Remove thisagrana.com

Italy

Rüdiger Weichesmüller 
Product Manager

T +43 (0)1 21177-12181
E ruediger.weichesmueller@Remove thisagrana.com

 

Distribution partners

Austria

BioHelp
Lagerhaus

Germany

Biofa

Italy

AGRIBAS

BEIKIRCHER

Spain

SESUR

 

 

Carbonated Lime

Carbonated Lime

Carbonated lime is produced in the course of the liquor cleaning process and is particularly fast-acting lime-based fertiliser. Carbonated lime is rich in phosphorus and mitrogen and is also usable in organic farming methods.

Contact

Mr. Pavel Micenko
Phone: +43 (0) 676 892 616 965
Email: pavel.micenko@Remove thisagrana.com

Blackstrap Molasses

blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap Molasses is the result of a production step in course of the sugar beet processing - chromatographic sugar separation- and has a sugar content of around 18%. Being rich in potassium oxide and nitrogen, blackstrap molasses is mainly used as an agricultural fertiliser. 

Our blackstrap molasses is also certified for use in organic farming.

 

Contact

Pavel Micenko
Phone +43 (0) 676 892 616 965
Email: pavel.micenko@Remove thisagrana.com