At this time, when an increasing number of farmers are wanting to reduce the carbon footprint of their farming, we can report that Polysulphate, from our premium crop nutrition collection, has a lower carbon footprint than alternatives.
Calculating the carbon footprint of a product is a complex task. Specialist company Filkin and CO EHS Limited were contracted to do the calculations for Polysulphate, which is a pure, natural, multi-nutrient fertilizer from the first and only polyhalite mine in the world at ICL Boulby, UK.
The carbon footprint associated with the production of Polysulphate was measured and compared with the results from similar products.
The unit of measurement for carbon footprint is kg of CO2 equivalent per kg (kg CO2e per kg) of product. Compared with a wide range of equivalent fertilizers, Polysulphate has the lowest carbon footprint at 0.034 kg CO2e per kg of product. It is so much lower that it is less than 3% the carbon footprint of ammonium nitrate.
With Polysulphate having a lower carbon footprint than other common fertilizers (as well as many other agronomic benefits), this gives another reason for farmers to choose and use it to achieve better establishment, yield and quality in their crops.