Belgian company Carmeuse, as one of the leaders in the production of limestone, lime and calcium based products worldwide, for different industries and agriculture, has been operating successfully for over 150 years
Carmeuse’s name isn’t new to agriculture. In the EU and North America, for more than 35 years, the name Carmeuse represent a leader in the production and placement of calcium-based products for agriculture, animal feed and the food industry.
Accordingly, company Carmeuse has decided to continue investing in Balkans region. Investments were started in earl 2019. and it is planned that a complete portfolio of agricultural products will be produced in the Balkans b the end of 2020. year. As a result of the first investments in Serbia, production of part of the agricultural program has already been launched and the first product – TerraCalco 95, has appeared on the market. This product is well known to EU and American farmers for over fifteen years.
TerraCalco 95 is a product designed to modify and improve soil quality through changes in physical and chemical soil properties, with a major impact on soil biological activity. Application of TerraCalco 95 product eliminates the appearance of soil acidity, significantly improves soil structure, improves water-air potential, increases the utilization of applied mineral fertilizers, accelerates the mineralization of organic matter, promotes the development of bacteria and other rhizosphere organ-isms necessary for normal root growth and development and ultimately significantly increases yield (up to 30%) and profit. This is a new generation of soil amendment, which, after application, produces rapid results, visible in the field immediately after application. The TerraCalco 95 product is water-soluble, applied in small doses – contains more than 98% of the active substance, it’s granulated, so the application itself is simple and quick with the use of standard mineral fertilizer spreaders. A network of distributors spread throughout the region makes product availability for all farmers.
The fact that it contributes to the improved utilization of mineral fertilizers b the plants implies its significant impact on both profit and environment protection as it reduces the level of groundwater pollution caused by the leaching of unused mineral fertilizers, as well as the reduction of nitrogen emissions into the air due to evaporation.
For these reasons, in light of the increased emissions of greenhouse gases and increasing climate change, the Association of European Mineral Fertilizers has issued a recommendation to apply 100 to 120 kg of calcium oxide every 100 kg of nitrogen fertilizer to reduce the amount of nitrogen which evaporates in the air, and reduces farmers’ profits from nitrogen losses. Carmeuse’s name isn’t new to agriculture. In the EU and North America, for more than 35 years, the name Carmeuse represent a leader in the production and placement of calcium-based products for agriculture, animal feed and the food industry.