FERTILIZER DEEP PLACEMENT (FDP) TECHNOLOGY
Efficient nutrient delivery is crucial for optimizing crop productivity while minimizing environmental impacts. This material focuses on the innovative FDP (Fertilizer Deep Placement) technology, which involves placing granulated fertilizers directly in the root zone of crops as briquettes. The aim is to enhance the efficiency of nutrient delivery to the growing plants by supplying the required nutrients in adequate amounts. FDP technology involves compressing solid fertilizers into briquettes weighing 1-3 grams using a specialized machine. These briquettes are then manually or mechanically placed 7-10 cm or 3-4 inches deep in the soil around the plant. The benefits of implementing FDP technology are numerous and wide-ranging. Farmers can achieve significant reductions of 10-30% in the urea required per hectare of various crops. Additionally, FDP application is a one-time process during the growing season, resulting in savings on fertilizer subsidies for governments. Improved nutrient efficiency leads to yield increases of 10-20% across different crops, contributing to enhanced food security. Furthermore, FDP technology reduces weed infestation and minimizes adverse environmental impacts, such as runoff, leaching, and gaseous losses. Notably, adopting FDP technology creates profitable business opportunities for entrepreneurs while supporting local economic development. This material emphasizes the overarching benefits of FDP technology, highlighting its potential to revolutionize nutrient management practices in agriculture, leading to sustainable and efficient crop production systems.
Deep placement, Briquettes, Food security, Environmental impact