On 30 January in Krasnodar, Acron held a workshop on New Technologies to Improve Yields for Krasnodar Krai growers. The event was attended by more than 60 large and mid-sized local agricultural enterprises and research institutes.
Acron presented a new product portfolio, including NPKS 22:15:0:7 and NPKS 19:16:8:3, NPK 25-9-9 and NPK 23:22:0 complex fertilisers, which feature water-soluble sulphate sulphur that improves plants’ phosphorus uptake and their commercial quality. Attendees were interested in NPK 23:22:0, a highly effective fertiliser containing equal portions of nitrogen and phosphorus, which are important for growing corn.
Acron experts presented a report on the Group’s new mineral fertiliser brands and specific application instructions for Krasnodar Krai. The experts emphasised that all the brands had been tested for several years at leading Russian agricultural research institutes. Through multiple experiments, the experts determined the most commercially viable application rates for specific types of crops, which is another key factor growers take into consideration when selecting mineral fertilisers.
Sergey Vavilchenko, CEO of Agronova-Krasnodar (a member of Acron Group's distribution network), commented: “We offer growers a wide range of highly effective mineral fertilisers tailored for Krasnodar Krai’s conditions. Growers at this workshop were chiefly interested in NPKS 22:15:0:7 and NPK 23:22:0, which are best-suited for growing soy and corn, key crops in the region”.
Experts from Krasnodar-based Kubris agricultural holding (a member of Acron Group), Avgust (a leading Russian producer of crop-protection chemicals), and the Lukyanenko National Grain Centre (a federally-funded research institution) also addressed the workshop and spoke about their experience of applying Acron fertilisers, Avgust’s new crop-protection products, and nitrogen nutrition for key agricultural crops.
Acron owns the Agronova distribution network, established in 2005, which comprises ten specialised agrochemical facilities that ensure direct access to customers in Russia’s major agricultural regions. Agronova’s units handle transportation, sales, and storage of fertilisers, with total warehouse capacity of 189,000 tonnes. Ammonium nitrate and complex fertilisers (NPK) have been the most popular products among Russian growers.