Give your fertilizer a boost.

Fertilizer is fuel for your crops. Give it a boost with Arborite AG-NT.

Arborite AG-NT helps keep valuable nitrogen in your crops’ soil by inhibiting the activity of the urease enzyme—thereby decreasing potential nitrogen loss from volatility.

Arborite AG-NT helps to maximize availability of applied nitrogen that can assist in ensuring your nitrogen investment.

Arborite AG-NT contains the active ingredient NBPT. Otherwise known as N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide, NBPT was identified as a urease inhibitor in the 1980s1 and has been one of the most effective inhibitors available in the last 25 years.2–5

What makes Arborite AG-NT unique is its Nitrolock Technology, a patented, proprietary technology exclusively licensed to Gavilon Fertilizer. It dissolves the active ingredient NBPT into a patented solvent system that coats the urea granule—or mixes with urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions—to protect against the loss of nitrogen in the form of ammonia gas, known as volatilization.

For pre-treated urea inquiries, please contact your local Gavilon Fertilizer sales representative.

The Arborite Advantage:

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Nitrogen Stabilizer –

a substance added to a fertilizer which extends the time the nitrogen component of the fertilizer remains in the soil in the (urea or) ammoniacal form. (Official 2001) Source: AAPFCO (Association of American Plant Food Control Officials)

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Urease Inhibitor –

a substance that inhibits hydrolytic action on urea by urease enzyme. When applied to soils, a urease inhibitor results in less urea nitrogen lost by ammonia volatilization (official 1997) Source: AAPFCO (Association of American Plant Food Control Officials)

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Offers application flexibility –

can be added to UAN solution as a tank mix, or dries within minutes of blending with urea.

Go farther with Arborite® AG-NT.

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Nitrolock Technology Key Features and Benefits

  1. Improved viscosity characteristics enhance coating even into -3° C.

  2. Operator friendly; low-odor formula compared to competing products

  3. Fast-drying formula improves blend times

  4. Nitrogen remains immediately available to the plant for a longer time

  5. Does not contain any known carcinogens

  6. Although the product will not freeze or form crystals in extreme cold, storage conditions below -6° C should be avoided

  7. Reduced ammonia emissions are environmentally friendly

Contact the Arborite AG-NT Team

Willem Engelbrecht Sales Manager

Leon Lotz Sales Manager

Niren Murugan Managing Director

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For pre-treated urea inquires, please contact your local Gavilon Fertilizer sales representative.

* Based upon typical nitrogen volatilization of ammonia upon contact with common urease enzymes found in all soils under certain conditions within first 72 hours of application. Consult your microSource or Gavilon Fertilizer representative to find out if Arborite AG with Nitrolock Technology is right for you.

1 Kolc, J.F., et al. N-aliphatic and n, n-aliphatic phosphoric triamide urease inhibitors and urease inhibited urea based fertilizer compositions. US Patent 4530714, July 23, 1985.

2 Hendrickson, L.L. 1992. Corn yield response to the urease inhibitor NBPT: five year summary. J. Prod. Agric. 5:;131-137.

3 Fox, R.H., and W.P. Piekielek. 1993. Management and urease inhibitor effects on nitrogen use efficiency in no-till corn. J. Prod. Agric. 6:195-200.

4 Malhi, S.S., Oliver, E., Mayerle, G., Kruger, G., Gill, K.S. 2003. Improving effectiveness of seed row-placed urea with urease inhibitor and polymer coating for durum wheat and canola. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal, 34(11-12):1709-1727.

5 Rowluk, C.D.L., Grant, C.A., Racz, G.J. 2001. Ammonia volatilization from soils fertilized with urea and varying rates of urease inhibitor NBPT. Can. J. Soil, 81:239-246.