POSTCOVA

Emerald Research has grants from the BEACON project working with Bangor University to develop new, highly active foliar nutrient products and biostimulant technology.

Funded through Innovate UK, POSTCOVA was a 12-month research programme running through to Autumn 2021. Besides bovine methane emissions, the largest source of CO2 equivalent emissions in agriculture through nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and huge energy production costs of nitrogen fertilisers.

ERL developed an entirely new formulation of nitrogen fertiliser (now named FOLIA-N), based on the latest in-house research, that is applied directly to crop foliage and never applied to the soil.

Unlike other nitrogen products, FOLIA-N can be applied at high dose rates to foliage without causing any crop damage, allowing over 90% take-up efficiency and eliminating nitrous oxide emissions from added crop fertiliser almost entirely.

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Innovate UK POSTCOVA

Innovate UK POSTCOVA

Funded through Innovate UK, POSTCOVA was a 12-month research programme running through to Autumn 2021. POSTCOVA tackled major reductions in use of Nitrogen fertiliser – besides bovine methane emissions the largest source of CO2 equivalent emissions in agriculture...

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POSTCOVA Project April Update – is it all in vain?

POSTCOVA Project April Update – is it all in vain?

POSTCOVA Project April Update – is it all in vain? Our Winter Wheat trials are coming along nicely with all of our Nitrous Oxide gas detectors in place, ready to detect Green House Gas emissions from our control plots and – hopefully – significantly reduced emissions...

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POSTCOVA Project Update

POSTCOVA Project Update

Agricultural Bioscience Innovation Novel biotechnology increasing sustainable crop production Five months into our Innovate UK POSTCOVA trial and we are working our way through the trial protocols, with our glasshouse trials of Spring Wheat, Cauliflowers and Potatoes...

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Innovate UK – POSTCOVA Project

Innovate UK – POSTCOVA Project

Emerald Research Ltd leads Innovate UK Grant awarded to put sustainability within easy reach of farmers. Emerald Research Ltd (ERL) with project partners, Lisk and Jones, Puffin Produce and Bangor University have been awarded an Innovate UK research grant for...

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