Acron Participates in Golden Autumn Agro-Industry Trade Show

06 October 2017

In 2017, Acron shipped over 550,000 tonnes of fertilisers produced from eco-friendly raw materials to domestic agricultural enterprises

Acron Group is excited to be at the Golden Autumn exhibition, Russia’s leading agricultural trade show. The Group’s stand exhibits the full range of products manufactured by the Acron facility in Veliky Novgorod and the Dorogobuzh facility in Dorogobuzh, Smolensk region.

The Group offers Russian farmers universal fertilisers that can be applied to all types of soil throughout Russia’s climatic zones. All of Acron Group’s fertilisers are produced from eco-friendly raw materials, and the Company’s consultants offer fertilisers specifically tailored to certain agricultural crops.

Acron presented a new brand of universal nitrogen-phosphorous-potash mineral fertiliser NPKS (MOP) 18:6:18:2S+2MG. This fertiliser contains sulphur, which increases the protein content in grains and the oil content in seeds. This makes plants resistant to low temperatures, drought and diseases, and extends storage time.

The Russian market is a priority for Acron Group. In 2016, Acron increased shipments of mineral fertilisers to the domestic market by almost 20%, to more than 900,000 tonnes. Bryansk, Orel and Belgorod regions are Acron Group’s biggest customers. Ammonium nitrate and complex fertilisers (NPK) remain the most popular products with Russian farmers.

Chairman of Acron’s Board of Directors Alexander Popov commented: “Acron Group is committed to supporting Russian farmers with the mineral fertilisers popular on the domestic market and meeting the growing demands of Russia’s agro-industrial complex. In 2016, Acron Group shipped its products to more than 70 regions of the country and was among the top three suppliers of mineral fertilisers to the Russian market. In 2017, Acron supplied more than 550,000 tonnes of fertilisers to Russian farmers”.

Acron’s Agronova distribution network was established in 2005 and has 12 specialised agrochemical enterprises with direct access to consumers in Russia’s major agricultural regions. Agronova’s units provide mineral fertiliser delivery, sales and storage services, with total storage capacity of 189,000 tonnes.

At the recent conference Increasing the Efficiency of Applying Mineral Fertilisers and Chemical Amelioration Is a Prerequisite of Maintenance and Restoration of Soil Productivity, Arkady Sverdlov, Head of Acron’s Department for the Development and Introduction of Agrochemical Technologies, reported on an experiment carried out at Kubris (a company in the Plodorodie group) to study the application of the most efficient types of nitrogen fertilisers produced by Acron. The conference was organised by the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association in association with Russian Ministry of Agriculture, IFA and the International Plant Names Index.

Over several years, Kubris, in Krasnodar Krai, has demonstrated the nation’s best rice yield: 8.0-9.8 t/ha (compared to Russia’s average yield of 5.6 t/ha). In 2015, the company’s wheat yield reached 8.6 t/ha, while the national average was less than 3.0 t/ha.

Today, Acron held a session entitled Acron: Pulse of Innovation, which focused on the Company’s plans and prospects. Acron chief engineer Mikhail Yaskevich, Head of Acron’s Engineering and Research Centre Andrey Osmak and CEO of Novgorodsky GIAP (a member of Acron Group) Andrey Kolosovsky reported on the Company's operations, the environmental features of its raw materials, new fertiliser brands and the development of Ammonia-4 project, Russia’s largest ammonia facility.

Golden Autumn has been Russia’s leading agricultural trade show for over 18 years, preserving the best traditions of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition and showcasing modern technologies in the agro-industrial complex. This year, the exhibition is running on 4-7 October at the VDNH exhibition centre. Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, the trade show occupies a total area of 30,000 sq. m and features more than 1,500 exhibitors from over 60 regions of Russia and 12 countries. In 2016, the event was attended by 300,000 people.