Agriculture Urea


Over the years, urea, which is a naturally occurring organic compound, has been utilised in agriculture and the food industry. Agricultural urea, used primarily as a form of fertilizer, could either be sulfur- or zinc-coated, and it is usually produced in prill (pellet) or granular forms.

The main reason urea is popularly used in agriculture as a fertilizer is because it is a good source of nitrogen. It contains 46% nitrogen and is regarded as an important source of nutrients for crop plants and other flora.

When applied to the soil, urea goes through the process of hydrolysis and becomes converted into ammonium ions and bicarbonate ions. Plants’ roots then take up these ions. As a matter of fact, urea helps plants meet their nitrogen requirements, leading to their healthy growth and high productivity.

Coated urea, like sulfur-coated and zinc-coated urea, provides a slow-release mechanism for plants, in the sense that they remain in the soil for a long period of time, providing the much-needed nitrogen to crops and plants. This phenomenon is referred to as Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE), which is essential for achieving good grain quality as well as increasing overall yield and growth.

Agricultural urea also has its environmental usefulness; it reduces the loss nitrogen through N2O emissions, volatilisation, and leaching. In principle, coated urea protects the environment from degradation. Therefore, urea limits nutrient deficiencies in crops by combining with other macro and micronutrients in the soil.

Irrespective of the size of their farming operations, small-, medium-, or large-scale, farmers around the world prefer using agricultural urea because it helps them attain food security and better profitability. Urea provides an effective agricultural management strategy that encourages farmers to plant any crops they desire without necessarily rotating their farmlands. Urea makes it possible for farmers to overcome the challenges of meeting their current and future food demands. Coating urea with nutrients like sulfur and zinc ensures sustainable food production while addressing serious environmental concerns.

Urea’s high nitrogen content, solubility, and cost-effectiveness make it a preferrable resource for promoting plant growth, improving food quality, and modernising agricultural practices.

In addition to being affordable and available, the production of urea fertilizer is cost-effective. Since it doesn’t necessarily change the soil PH, urea fertilizer can be used for all types of soil. It can be safely stored, and it will not cause any explosion when placed near fire.

As a distributor of high-grade urea, AirNox is capable of maintaining a continuous supply of urea to our customers. At AirNox, we can offer urea prill/granular in 1000kg big bags or in 25kg sacks.