The MIDOTEC fertilizers are slow release granular NPK fertilizers containing the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide (DCD) or 3.4 dimethyl pyrazole-phosphate (DMPP).
Nitrogen is fundamental for plant’s nutrition and it ensures a high performance of crops’ production. Normally fertilizers, when applied in the soil, undergo a loss of nitrogen to the environment.
In MIDOTEC products however this loss is considerably reduced thanks to the DCD / DMPP, which slows down the Nitrification process (the conversion of Ammonia to nitric acid is delayed for a period of 8-12 weeks). The DCD / DMPP inhibits the Nitrosomonas bacteria, which is responsible for the nitrification, thus the ammonium nitrogen remains in the soil for a much longer period before turning into nitric nitrogen.
In other words, the Nitrogen that normally would volatilize or be washed away, is kept in the soil and will still be available to the plant after 8-12 weeks.
The use of MIDOTEC fertilizers leads, of course to economic advantages for the farmers as more nitrogen will be available to the plants, meaning less nitrogen fertilizer applications are required.
Our made-in-Italy MIDOTEC products are in accordance with the European Commission’s directives regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, and are thus environment-friendly products.
The product can be distributed over the whole surface or only localized along the row for base or top dressings.