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Agven aims to provide a complete range of farming products (under agriculture sector) to facilitate its customers and it has already launched some of them while the other ones are in progress.

Following are Agven’s product categories

Nitrogenous fertilizers

Ammonium Sulphate

Ammonium Sulphate is an inorganic salt with a number of commercial uses. The most common use is as a soil fertilizer. It contains 21% nitrogen and 24% sulphur.

The primary use of ammonium sulphate is as a fertilizer for alkaline soils. In the soil the ammonium ion is released and forms a small amount of acid, lowering the pH balance of the soil, while contributing essential nitrogen for plant growth.

It is also used as an agricultural spray adjuvant for water-soluble insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. There, it functions to bind iron and calcium cations that are present in both well water and plant cells. It is particularly effective as an adjuvant for 2, 4-D (amine), glyphosate, and glufosinate herbicides.

Phosphatic and Potassic fertilizers

DAP

This fertilizer contains 18% N and 46% P2O5 , It is a readily water-soluble fertilizer and both nutrients in this source are in plant available form. The material is light brown, granular and free flowing. It leaves acidic effect in soil after nitrification of ammonium (NH4+). No deleterious impact on soil and crop has been reported due to its use. However, its direct contact with seed and germinating seedlings should be avoided as ammonia may cause injury.

These fertilizers are also called ammonium nitrate phosphates. In Pakistan, it is called nitrophos and contains 23% P2O5 . Half the N is in ammoniacal form and the other half is in nitrate form. The water solubility of phosphorus in 23-23-0 grade is normally more than 70 per cent.

MAP

Nutrients include P2O5 (52%) and ammoniacal nitrogen (11%). MAP is often used to add the required proportion of phosphate and nitrogen needed for farming clover, wheat and barley, especially in sandy soil. It is water-soluble and temporarily lowers the soil pH to 3.5 in areas where MAP initially reacts with the soil.

NP

In simple terms, nitrogen promotes plant growth. It is associated with leafy, vegetative growth. It’s part of every protein in the plant, so it’s required for virtually every process, from growing new leaves to defending against pests. Nitrogen is part of the chlorophyll molecule, which gives plants their green color and is involved in creating food for the plant through photosynthesis. Lack of nitrogen shows up as general yellowing (chlorosis) of the plant. Because nitrogen can move around in the plant, older growth often yellows more than the new growth. Phosphorus is involved in metabolic processes responsible for transferring energy from one point to another in the plant. It’s also critical in root development and flowering. Because phosphorus moves slowly through the soil, it’s important to work it into the soil, where it’s needed by the roots.  Potassium helps regulate plant metabolism and affects water pressure regulation inside and outside of plant cells. It is important for good rood development. For these reasons, potassium is critical to plant stress tolerance.

MOP

Potassium chloride (commonly referred to as Muriate of Potash or MOP) is the most common potassium source used in agriculture, accounting for about 95% of all potash fertilizers used worldwide.

Its nutrient composition is approximately:

Potassium: 50%
Chloride: 46%

MOP has a high nutrient concentration and is therefore relatively price competitive with other forms of potassium.  The chloride content of MOP can also be beneficial where soil chloride is low. Recent research has shown that chloride improves yield by increasing disease resistance in crops.  In circumstances where soil or irrigation water chloride levels are very high, the addition of extra chloride with MOP can cause toxicity. However, this is unlikely to be a problem, except in very dry environments, since chloride is readily removed from the soil by leaching.

Water Soluble / Other fertilizers

MKP

Multi-MKP is a fully water-soluble mono-potassium phosphate fertilizer, a highly efficient source of phosphorus and potassium for plants. As a nitrogen-free fertilizer, Multi-MKP is the preferred source of phosphorus and potassium when nitrogen fertilization should be limited. A common case is at early growing season, when phosphorus and potassium are needed at high rates for the establishment of root system. Application of Multi-MKP at the productive stages of sugar-rich fruit crops helps to increase sugar content and to improve the quality of these. Multi-MKP can be applied in combination with other fertilizers to meet crop nutritional needs throughout the growth cycle. Its high purity and water-solubility make Multi-MKP an ideal fertilizer for fertigation and for foliar application. Additionally, Multi-MKP is suitable for preparation of fertilizer blends and production of liquid fertilizers. When applied as foliar spray, Multi-MKP acts as a suppressor of powdery mildew.

SOP

Potassium sulphate (K2SO4) is also called sulphate of potash, arcanite, or archaically known as potash of sulphur) is a non-flammable white crystalline salt which is soluble in water. The chemical compound is commonly used in fertilizers, providing both potassium and sulphur.

The mineral form of potassium sulphate, arcanite, is relatively rare. Natural resources of potassium sulphate are minerals abundant in the Stassfurt salt. These are co-crystallization of potassium sulphate and sulphates of magnesium calcium and sodium.

Relevant minerals are:

  • Kainite, MgSO4KCl·H2O
  • Schönite, K2SO4MgSO4·6H2O
  • Leonite, K2SO4MgSO4·4H2O
  • Langbeinite, K2Mg2(SO4)3
  • Glaserite, K3Na(SO4)2
  • Polyhalite, K2SO4MgSO4·2CaSO4·2H2O

From some of these minerals, like kainite, the potassium sulphate can be separated, because the corresponding salt is less soluble in water.

Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate:

Zinc sulphate is the inorganic compound with the formula ZnSO4 as well as any of three hydrates. It was historically known as “white vitriol“. All of the various forms are colorless solids. The heptahydrate is commonly encountered. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system. Zinc sulphate is produced by treating virtually any zinc containing material (metal, minerals, oxides) with sulfuric acid.

Others

RBD Palm Oil

RBD Palm Olein is the liquid fraction obtained by the fractionation of palm oil after crystallization at controlled temperatures. It is especially suitable for frying and cooking. Main applications of RBD Palm Olein include salad and cooking oils in households, industrial frying fat of instant noodles, potato chips, doughnuts and condensed milk.

Palm Olein

Palm Olein (also known as dendê oil, from Portuguese) is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm Elaeis guineensis, and to a lesser extent from the American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and the maripa palm Attalea maripa.

Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because of a high beta-carotene content. It is not to be confused with palm kernel oil derived from the kernel of the same fruit, or coconut oil derived from the kernel of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The differences are in color (raw palm kernel oil lacks carotenoids and is not red), and in saturated fat content: Palm mesocarp oil is 41% saturated, while palm kernel oil and coconut oil are 81% and 86% saturated respectively.

Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats and is semi-solid at room temperature. Like most plant-based products, palm oil contains very little cholesterol.

HPO

Pyrolysis oil, sometimes also known as bio-crude or bio-oil, is a synthetic fuel under investigation as substitute for petroleum. It is extracted by bio-mass to liquid technology of destructive distillation from dried bio-mass in a reactor at temperature of about 500°C with subsequent cooling. Pyrolytic oil (or bio-oil) is a kind of tar and normally contains too high levels of oxygen to be a hydrocarbon. As such it is distinctly different from similar petroleum products.

SOYBEAN MEAL

Soybean meal is used in food and animal feeds, principally as a protein supplement, but also as a source of metabolizable energy. Some, but not all, soybean meal is produced from the residue left after oil extraction. (Removal of the oil, which is used mostly in food, but also for industrial oils, soaps and bio-diesel, involves crushing and either pressing or solvent extraction). Some, but not all, soybean meal contains ground soybean hulls. Soybean meal is heat-treated during production, to denature the trypsin inhibitors of soybeans, which would otherwise interfere with protein digestion.

 

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