"Mila" is derived from the Old Norse word "mikla", meaning success
A range of compound fertilizers with a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) – the most essential plant nutrients – which help to maximize crop yield and quality is called YaraMila®. Each YaraMila compound, whether in prill or granule form, is designed to meet specific crop requirements.
Some YaraMila fertilizers also contain secondary and micronutrients essential for specific crops. These may include magnesium (Mg), sulphur (S), boron (B), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), and/or zinc (Zn). These formulations benefit the grower because they provide even distribution of nutrients, whether spread by hand or machine. There is no risk of nutrient segregation during shipping, handling or spreading.
YaraMila fertilizers are specifically designed for high value crops such as vegetables, fruit trees, vines and turf.
The products utilize a balanced nitrogen source containing both ammonium and nitrate nitrogen, a combination of fully available phosphorus forms giving longer lasting availability of phosphorus over a wide range of soil types, and a choice of either chloride or sulphate as the potassium source.
YaraMila fertilizers are essential building blocks of Yara’s crop nutrition programs. Because of the wide range of N:P:K ratios and availability of formulas with secondary and micronutrients, the products are best suited to meet the requirements of crops by a balanced and efficient nutrient supply.
YaraMila products are excellent carriers for secondary and micronutrients allowing their spread in small quantities accurately and evenly. Furthermore, because of metabolic synergies and the more efficient formulations, uptake of secondary and micronutrients from YaraMila is higher compared to separately applied straight fertilizers.
Balanced nitrogen formulations of YaraMila fertilizers meet the specific needs of each crop
The nitrogen in YaraMila products is present at 40-45% as nitrate-N and 55-60% as ammonium-N, depending on the production process and the specific formula. A high nitrate concentration is a prerequisite to feed fast growing crops and ensures good root development, while the ammonium-N is important to keep a sustained delivery of nitrogen. YaraMila products are significantly more effective on an equal nitrogen basis, compared to pure ammonia and urea based fertilizers, giving better yields and quality. A well-timed application of YaraMila minimizes nitrogen losses compared to other NPK and straight fertilizers. This means less waste of nutrients and environmental impact.
YaraMila gives optimal availability of phosphorus to the plant
All phosphorus in YaraMila is fully plant available, as water soluble ortho- and polyphosphates and ammonium citrate soluble di-calcium phosphate. The combination of different forms give greater and a longer lasting availability of phosphorus to crops over a wide range of soil types. Besides the ammonium citrate soluble P granulated, YaraMila contains orthophosphates, prilled YaraMila additionally a fraction of polyphosphates. Phosphorus as polyphosphates, can enhance phosphorus uptake and yield. It is more stable in extreme pH conditions than other phosphorus sources. The polyphosphate component in YaraMila prills can mobilize Cu, Zn and Mn from non-readily available sources in the soil by sequestration.
YaraMila fertilizers provide the optimal form and amount of potassium for your crop
Our YaraMila range also includes MOP (potassium chloride) and SOP (potassium sulfate) based products. The selection of the YaraMila product type should be based on the target crop. YaraMila SOP based product range is specially developed for crops with low chloride tolerance i.e. strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, and certain ornamentals. The MOP based products are suitable for the rest of the crops.
The potassium in YaraMila stimulates growth of strong stems and provides some disease and pest tolerance by increasing the thickness of the outer cell walls. Potassium also improves the frost and drought tolerance of plants, and is essential for high yields and high quality fruit. Adequate supply of potassium has a positive effect on fruit size and provides fruit with higher total soluble solids (TSS). Balancing potassium with other available cations in the soil is very important.
YaraMila top quality prills and granules are resistant to damage during transportation and storage, and allow accurate spreading
Following the production process we form the YaraMila products as either high quality prills or granules. These products are subjected to a screening and coating process resulting in a consistent, top quality product. Due to this the YaraMila products have high mechanical resistance and crushing strength. Handled correctly these characteristics suppress dust formation in the supply chain during storage, transportation, and fertilizer application. The YaraMila prill dissolves faster and more evenly than other solid fertilizers, bringing more nutrients to the roots for increased effect, more controlled nutrient uptake and less waste.
All YaraMila are composite and therefore have no risk of nutrient segregation during shipping, handling or spreading. The YaraMila formulations have been specifically designed to allow easy and accurate spreading by machine or by hand. All nutrients are combined in every prill for controlled application. Our prills are heavy and extremely uniform for accurate, free-flowing spreading. This cuts waste and maximizes crop yield. YaraMila can be used in preplanting, sidedressing or topdressing operations.
The grower can have confidence that what is on the bag, is in the bag. One bag does all.
YaraMila fertilizers provide better crop yield and quality which increases farmer’s income
YaraMila combines highly efficient sources of N, P and K to form a very cost-effective fertilizer compared to other fertilizers commonly available. We focus on generating better yield and quality, than simply on lower fertilizer costs. YaraMila is therefore better for the farmer´s overall income.
Ease of handling, saving of blending and application costs are other benefits. YaraMila fertilizers are known by growers and dealers around the world for their consistent quality in both analysis and handling which contributes strongly to improved crop quality and yield.