18 August 2021

Perstorp Potassium Formate (PoFO) is now registered as a fertilizer, fulfilling the requirements outlined in EC 2002/2003. With this EU registration Perstorp makes it easier for farmers to improve both crop quality and yields as there is no longer a need for local raw material registration when using PoFo based fertilizers, like Amicult K 42.

Potassium is an essential nutrient which has a positive impact on crop yields. Potassium chloride has long been the most common solution in fertilization. However, as chlorides have a negative impact on vegetable yield and soil health, there is an increased demand for chloride-free solutions. These solutions often involve compromise, whether that’s on cost or formulation disadvantages. Perstorp Amicult K 42, based on Potassium Formate, represents a real alternative – increasing crop yield without compromise. Amicult K42 is a product that improves your foliar uptake rate and minimize clogging in irrigation systems. And now without having to apply for local registration before use.

“We are very happy to announce that the EU 2002/2003 registration of Potassium Formate is now completed. From now on we can offer Amicult K 42, our Potassium Formate based fertilizer, to customers across the whole of Europe. And they do not have to register their use locally in their country. This makes it easy to go for a choice of fertilizer that is not only cost efficient, but also has a clear advantage from a sustainability perspective,” says Martina Håkansson, Business Development Director.

With high-salinity and arid agricultural land increasing, chloride-free potassium options contribute to more sustainable future. Martina Håkansson adds: “using Potassium Formate as a fertilizer gives advantages from many perspectives. For example, improving crop health and yield through effective foliar uptake of potassium nutrients, and potential to formulate concentrated formulations gives benefits to both users and formulators. And of course, by using an already EU registered product you will save time by not having to administrate a local registration process”.