Yara field studies have shown that nitrogen and NPK fertilizers containing ammonium nitrate have consistently returned higher yield and better crop quality crop than urea and UAN.

Combining high-quality nitrate-based fertilizer with balanced nutrition and precision farming technology is the best way to increase the yield of your crops without compromising on their quality.

How can a nitrate-based solution improve your crop performance?

Increased yield and increased income

  • At identical nitrogen application rates, nitrates are proven to achieve increased yield than urea-based fertilisers.
  • Higher grain nitrogen content, by optimizing final N applications. [i]
  • Targeted fertilization through precision measurement and digital tools.


Yara field trials have shown that tailored N/S fertilization can substantially benefit wheat crops


Improved quality for maximum value

  • Improved quality. Proteins drive quality, and nitrogen is a key factor for protein synthesis. [ii]
  • Higher priced crops. Yara´s fertilizers and digital tools can help increase protein content and value.
  • Meet your plants’ sulfur needs. Using a tailored nitrate and sulfur fertilization program significantly increases both yield and quality. [iii]
Benefits of tailored N/S fertilization on grass crops as demonstrated in Yara field trials


Reliable performance and stability

  • Avoid spreading errors and loss. Even light breezes can cause significantly higher spreading errors with urea than with CAN.
  • Use available water more efficiently. Less water is required to produce a ton of grain with optimized nitrogen supply.
  • Reduced lodging with sensor-controlled fertilization and growth regulator application. [iv]


Over-fertilization during leaf emergence results in an increased risk of crop lodging

Late, light lodging reduces yield by 5 to 15%

Reduces sedimentation value by 5 to 10%

Increases harvest cost by 200 to 300 % in case of severe lodging

Reduce lodging by up to 90%

Large scale trials comparing interaction of Yara N-Sensor with growth regulator, reduced lodging from 29-32% lodged in control areas to 3-5% lodged with N-Sensor variable rate nitrogen.

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Yara's nitrate-based solutions