CoteN™ is Haifa’s polymer coated Urea, set for 2 or 4 months longevity (@21C). CoteN™ is perfect crops with special emphasis on N management in the soil, such arable crops.
CoteN™ is part of the Multicote™ range of Controlled Release Fertilizer (CRF), developed by Haifa Group. An accurate fertilizer release over time, governed only by soil temperature, make CoteN™ a precise and reliable N source for the crops.
The soil temperature factor
When the weather gets colder, the N release rate becomes slower. This meets the decrease in nutrients consumption by the plant. This CRF technology ensures both precise plant feeding, and efficient nutrition with s minimum loss of N to the soil.
Once the weather gets wormer and plants demands for nutrients increase, and so the release rate of Urea from CoteN™.
Nitrogen is known to be illusive Nutrient. Urea, can Volatilize as Ammonia, or can be transform to Ammonium (NH4+) , then to Nitrite (NO2–) and Nitrate (NO3–). Ammonium (NH4+) can be uptake by the roots, and it can also be tied to the soil particles as they are negatively charged. Nitrate (NO3-), due to the negative charge cannot be tied to soil particles. It can be uptake by the roots, or it can be leached to groundwater. The speed of all these transitions is depends of the temperatures, water regime, soil type and the right bacterial groups present in the soil. CoteN™, Controlled release fertilizer is affected only by temperature. Similar to the effect that temperature has on plants.
The CoteN™ Advantages
Proven Cost effectiveness
A substantial reduced N level applied to the soil
Single application, no need to fertilize again during the season.
Save on labor and time
Lower fertilization costs per area
Precise plant nutrition feeding
Accurate N release following plant’s nutrient uptake demand
Ensures constant N feed regardless of rainfall and irrigation rates
A sustainable solution: Prevent nitrogen leaching to groundwater and keep a sustainable agricultural soil