Fertilizers in Top 10 List of Technology Solutions

Fertilizers feature in the top 10 significant emerging technologies in a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)

October 13, 2021
2 mins

The World Economic Forum (WEF) engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. Every year the WEF picks out a selection of technologies that it highlights for potential to radically provide significant benefits to societies and economies.

Time for Technology to Take the Strain

In their recent report, smarter fertilizers that are ecologically sound are highlighted as being “front-line technology that would help farmers to sustainably increase crop production”.

Bringing Smarter Fertilizers to Farmers

ICL’s controlled release fertilizers get a special mention. This is for the way that we manufacture crop nutrition products with nutrient-release rates precisely formulated to suit the needs of specific crops or growing conditions.

In addition to ICL’s controlled release fertilizers, there are also the Polysulphate, and Polysulphate-based fertilizers. These multi-nutrient fertilizers originate from the ICL Boulby mine in the UK. This is the only polyhalite mine in the world and is bringing to the surface record amounts of the natural multi-nutrient with a natural, prolonged-release pattern for supplying key plant nutrients over a long period of time.

Both controlled release fertilizers and Polysulphate have the double benefit of providing more effective crop nutrition plus less environmental problems from wasted or unabsorbed nutrients leaching away.

Playing our Part in Precision, Sustainable Farming

Our controlled-release and prolonged-release fertilizers are now firmly center stage as a solution for achieving more from sustainable farming. As the WEF report states, they are the means to “ensure that significantly higher levels of nutrients reach the crops, leading to higher yields with less fertilizer”.