AgroTechUSA – Triune Manure Additive
Nutrients Used, Not Just Applied
About the Company:
Established in 2014, AgroTechUSA has consistently worked to demonstrate its dedication to finding innovative solutions for our global food system, which requires sustainable production and responsible phosphorus management. At AgroTechUSA, their mission is straightforward: to enhance the efficiency of international phosphorus use, and they strive to provide proven and economical solutions for everyday farmers.
About the Solution:
Phosphorus efficiency is crucial in the dairy industry, as dairy cows require high phosphorus levels for optimal growth, development, and milk production. However, when dairy cows have low phosphorus utilization efficiency, a significant portion of the ingested phosphorus is excreted in their manure. This can result in the accumulation of excess phosphorus in the soil, which can be an important environmental concern if not managed effectively.
Many nutrient management plans enforce restricted manure application rates to limit the risk of phosphorus accumulation in the soil. However, this can lead to reduced crop yield and quality, ultimately impacting the profitability of dairy farms. Additionally, excess phosphorus in the soil can contribute to water contamination, leading to significant ecological impacts.
AgroTechUSA has developed Triune, which contains a patented technology to enhance phosphorus efficiency from manure, to help decrease the risk of phosphorus accumulation in the soil. By improving the phosphorus utilization efficiency of dairy manure, less phosphorus is fixed in the ground, reducing the amount that needs to be managed. This can help increase crop yields and improve crop quality while reducing the risk of water pollution.
AgroTechUSA's technology offers an economical and practical solution for dairy farmers looking to enhance their phosphorus management practices. By reducing the need for expensive synthetic fertilizers and other costly inputs, farmers can save money while still achieving optimal crop yields and quality.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Additives generally fall into two categories, feed additives and manure additives.
Feed additives are generally used to:
Manure additives are generally used to:
AgroTechUSA has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with AgroTechUSA to further refine the cost and performance information on their solution. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
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