Applying fertilizers is an environmental and a financial issue. Three most important elements, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are not widely available in arable land and must be added if we want to achieve high yields.

Production of mineral fertilizers is a costly process and even the raw materials are not abundant. Currently, there is a discussion on phosphorus and potassium shortage in the not-so-distant future. These two elements are not widely distributed: more than 70% potassium deposits are in Canada and Russia, 85% of all available phosphate deposits are in Morocco. Political instability in these regions may have catastrophic consequences for agriculture.

Considering future population growth and consequent food demand as well as the limited availability of basic plant nutrients and the projected rise of the raw material prices, precise application of fertilizers will be of crucial importance for profitable farming in the near future.

Shit happens … so use it as a fertilizer!

Contrary to mineral fertilizers, organic fertilizers are widely available on many farms. The nutrient content in organic fertilizers may vary greatly, depending on the fodder consumed by the animals, type of the animal and environmental factors.

Fertilization is also an environmental issue. Excessive use of nitrogen and phosphorus pollutes groundwater and rivers and causes algae bloom and high levels of nitrates in drinking water. Beside the negative effects on the environment, overuse of fertilizers also affects our finances.

PANTHEON Farming provides a useful tool for farmers to keep their farming friendly to the environment and their wallet

A precise fertilization plan is therefore the basis for economical and environmentally friendly agriculture. PANTHEON Farming provides a module for calculating a crop’s demands for key nutrients. By adding and removing fertilizers in the calculator the user adjusts the needed quantity of a specific fertilizer. So farmers can predict the use of organic fertilizers during the season as well as purchasing of mineral fertilizers. The data on plant nutrient demands and data on nutrient content in organic and mineral fertilizers may be imported into the program from datasheets or may be entered manually.

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