Nanotechnology represents the last frontier in the field of technological innovation and nowadays it is employed in different industries: varnishes, microprocessors, lighting, cosmetics, medical, batteries, etc. Between 2001 and 2013 the United States have invested more than 18 billion dollars by launching the “National Nanotechnology Initiative” to turn this technology into a driver for economic growth.
Thanks to our collaboration with the University of Verona, we have applied this innovative technology to plant nutrition.
The application of this state-of-the-art technology allowed us to obtain a patent and to develop our Nano.T line of liquid fertilizers in colloidal suspension, containing nutrients in the form of nanoparticles.
What do we mean with nanoparticles?
The nutrients contained in Nano.T fertilizers are solid particles with a dimension between 1 and 100 nanometers (1 nanometer corresponds to 1 billionth of a meter). The main advantage of nanomaterials is the high specific surface area (1 milliliter of suspension in water of Nano.T contains from 57 to 327 billion particles). The high specific surface area increases the contact area of the fertilizer with the root, it improves nutrient absorption and avoids losses in the soil. The result is an increase in the efficient use of the fertilizer, an effective and sustainable nutrition.
Nano.T: smart, innovative and sustainable fertilizers
Enhancing the efficient use of fertilizers is fundamental for an effective and targeted plant nutrition. Nano.T fertilizers are: smart, innovative and sustainable.
- Smart because they are small, mobile (they move easily and quickly through the mass flow) and effective (high efficiency with low dosages)
- Innovative because they represent a different concept of fertilizer as compared to those currently present on the market
- Sustainable because they do not precipitate in the soil, they are completely biodegradable and can be applied at reduced dosages
The Nano.T family
The Nano.T fertilizer line is composed of three formulations: two of them are iron-based and one is complete with macronutrients.