N-Shield® - protected by Limus®

 

 
 
 

We are proud to introduce N-Shield® using the most effective urease inhibitor available Limus® by BASF.

 

N-Shield® fertilisers are protected by Limus®, a unique urease inhibitor, which offers a range of benefits to farmers. The application of Limus® Pro to Granular Urea minimises volatilisation and adheres with guidance in the government’s Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions. 

 

Nitrogen losses to the environment are significantly reduced, so more remains in the soil available for plants, which can therefore improve yields.
 
The combination of two active ingredients (NBPT + NPPT) in Limus® Pro brings higher crop yields than urea with NBPT as a stand-alone active ingredient.** With Limus® Pro, the yield performance of urea is raised to the level of AN fertilisers.
 
  • Reduces Nitrogen Losses
  • Increases yields by 5%*
  • Higher Nitrogen Availability

 

Available in Bulk, 600kg and 1000kg

*Based on performance vs. Urea (N=107 trials, range of crops – Source BASF)
*Based on performance vs. Urea (N=6 trials, winter wheat, UK - Source BASF/ADAS)
**Comparison of Limus vs. NBPT when applied at the same total ai concentration on the urea granules.

7 reasons to choose N-Shield® fertilisers protected by Limus®

Limus® protects urea-based fertilisers, minimising nitrogen losses from voltilisation and ensuring optimal nitrogen is available for your crop. Here are 7 reasons why you should choose N-Shield® fertilisers protected by Limus®

 

#1 Reduces ammonia emissions by up to 98%

BASF have extensively tested the efficacy of Limus® in both laboratory conditions and in the field, and time and time again it has proven its strength as a highly effective urease inhibitor, reducing ammonia emissions by up to 98%.
In the field, closed chamber devices with acid treated foam are used to measure ammonia emissions. Across 93 BASF trials, up to 98% reduction was achieved with an average reduction of 70%. Whilst in the laboratory, BASF have assessed its performance on a range of different soil types. Reductions of up to 98% were also achieved with an average reduction of 83%.

 

#2 Increases application timing flexibility

Limus® protected fertilisers can be applied independent of weather conditions as they effectively prevent these losses. This not only simplifies fertilisation programmes considerably, it also allows for greater flexibility and a more efficient use of resources.

 

#3 Improves yield by 5% compared to unprotected Urea

Comprehensive sets of replicated trials were carried out by ADAS and BASF to look at the performance of Limus® protected Urea vs Unprotected Granular Urea.

 

#4 Raises performance to the level of AN

As part of the wide-ranging DEFRA funded NT26 project, the performance of the urease inhibitor, NBPT (one of the active ingredients in Limus®) was evaluated as an alternative to Ammonium Nitrate (AN) The project concluded that Granular Urea plus NBPT matched AN for performance in winter cereals, according to average figures taken from 10 locations.

 

#5 The only urease inhibitor with two actives for optimal efficacy

As the only urease inhibitor with two active ingredients, Limus® more effectively minimises ammonia losses, ensuring greater availability for crops and higher yields.

 

#6 Storage and stability

All Diamond Fertilisers are stored undercover to protect the fertiliser and prolong the shelf-life. Limus® is formulated with BASF patented polymer technology, providing longer a.i. stability versus generic NBPT and 2-NPT formulations. Even at 20°C Limus® is stable for more than 12 months, giving confidence that even if purchased a year in advance, Limus® will still work effectively. 

 

#7 Quality Granular Urea

Our Granular Urea is sourced from trusted manufacturers renowned for providing a high quality product. These manufacturers are reliable for consistency in size and for spreadability characteristics.

 

Limus® outperforms all other urease inhibitors

As the only urease inhibitor with two active ingredients, Limus® more effectively minimises ammonia losses, ensuring greater availability for crops and higher yields.

Storage Stability

The stability of urease inhibitors when added to urea can be limited. Limus® contains a BASF patented polymer technology, providing longer a.i stability versys generic NBPT and 2-NPT formulations. Even at 20 degrees Limus® is stable for more than 12 months, giving confidence that even if purchased a year in advance, Limus® will still work effectively.

Download the BASF Introducing Limus® Brochure

Limus® BASF BROCHURE
If you want to stop profits escaping, start by choosing N-Shield fertilisers protected by Limus®
Introducing Limus Brochure_June 2019.pdf
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N-Shield

Diamond Fertilisers are proud to introduce N-Shield using the most effective urease inhibitor Limus® by BASF

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