Approximately seven billion people live on this planet. This number is growing, as too is demand for agricultural products to provide for this population. The German chemist Justus Liebig invented the first mineral fertiliser over 150 years ago. And today, his work is still the foundation of efforts across the globe to optimise yield in agriculture and the quality of our basic food.

Before fruit, vegetables or cereals reach our plate, they, too, must be provided with nutrients. A balanced ratio of the most important elements, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other  macronutrients, forms the basis for plant nutrition.

Micronutrient fertilisation

Just like people, plants also need a variety of trace elements as well as the main nutrients in order to be able to grow and flourish.

These so-called micro-nutrient include boron, iron, manganese and zinc. Getting the proportions right is very important, as too little can be just as detrimental as too much. Where there is a significant deficiency, fertiliser in liquid form can be sprayed on (foliar application): the nutrients enter directly into the plant’s metabolic processes via the leaves. Phosphates from Budenheim are of especially high quality, and are ideal for use in nutrient formulas for special fertilisers.