The fertilizer industry confronts a variety of challenges which trigger its growth. Population increase projections estimate that by 2050 there will be 2 billion more people to feed, in a planet that is losing land to urbanization, industrialization and desertification. In addition there has been conversion of land from arable crop production to biofuel manufacture. Diet changes, in particular in the emergent markets, are increasing consumption of protein rich foodstuffs such as red meat, poultry and dairy products.
Nitrogen is the most crucial and major nutrient element in plant growth. It is abundant in nature and enhances better yields.
Phosphorus plays a major energizer role of plant production, it is crucial to photosynthesis and reproduction and an aid to other yield-developing processes.
Potash plays a vital role in crop growth and helps plants resist cold and drought.