"Bela" derives from the Old Norse word "beyla," meaning fertility
The YaraBela® nitrogen fertilizer range is a proven solution for crop fertilization; products that have been tried, tested and proven over many years across a range of crops worldwide.
YaraBela nitrate based fertilizers are pure nutrients, offering the required precision efficiency and reliability to meet the agronomic and environmental imperatives of modern agriculture. Our products are of superior quality with a balanced supply of nitrate and ammonium. More importantly, the products are easy to handle and can be applied to a wide range of crops. YaraBela fertilizers are commonly used as dry applications on large-scale field crops.
YaraBela CAN fertilizers contain limestone or dolomite, reducing acidification and liming requirements.
YaraBela nitrates are supported by Yara’s vast knowledge of application strategy in order to get the best performance from the crop. This in turn brings optimum return on investment for the grower.
Our YaraBela range is mainly used in arable crops like cereals, corn, canola, sugar beet, potato or grassland.
YaraBela fertilizers offer efficient formulations and can include sulphur and magnesium, ensuring balanced fertilization without the need for additional fertilizers. The need for these secondary nutrients is often underestimated. Both minerals are essential for plant health and growth.
Sulphur plays an important role in plant metabolism and nitrogen uptake. It participates in the production of proteins , chlorophyll, enzymes, coenzymes and vitamins and also has an impact on sugar quality. In former times sulphur depositions from the air, via acid-rain, guaranteed an automatic and sufficient supply .However, the generally improved air quality has significantly reduced such atmosphericac depositions and nowadays, high quality and high crop yield require a careful adjustment to sulphur needs.
Magnesium on the other hand is the central atom in chlorophyll and plays an important role in photosynthesis. Lack of magnesium inhibits plant metabolism. It is needed for optimum uptake of other nutrients as well as synthesis of proteins, fats and sugar. Magnesium is easily washed out and is often lacking on light and sandy soils.
The YaraBela product range contains sulphur as calcium sulfate, and magnesium as magnesium sulfate. Both are highly soluble and reach plant roots quickly. In addition, calcium sulfate, unlike ammonium sulfate, does not reduce the amount of available nitrate in the formulation.
YaraBela nitrogen fertilizers supply a balanced source of nitrogen as a mix of ammonium and nitrate. Nitrate-N is the preferred N form, as it is fully plant available.
High quality ingredients
1. Precise Ammonium Nitrate
The main active ingredient of YaraBela is ammonium nitrate, ensuring fast nitrogen uptake and precise nitrogen supply.
2. Active Magnesium
YaraBela® OPTIMAG contains active magnesium as Kieserit, the noblest form of this essential mineral.
3. Efficient Sulphur
YaraBela® SULFAN is enriched by highly soluble calcium sulfate. The sulphur in YaraBela does not alter the 50/50% balance of nitrate and ammonium.
4. All in one
The combination of essential nutrients in each single granule provides optimum nutrition synergy.
YaraBela Product Range
|YaraBela® Product||Nutrients %|
||YaraBela® EXTRAN™ 33,5||16,75||16,75||0||0|
|YaraBela® EXTRAN™ 27||13,5||13,5||0||4|
|YaraBela® EXTRAN™ 26||13||13||0||0|
||YaraBela® SULFAN® 31+5||15,5||15,5||5||0|
|YaraBela® SULFAN® 30+7||15||15||7||0|
|YaraBela® SULFAN® 29+9||14,5||14,5||9||0|
|YaraBela® SULFAN® 25+20||12,5||12,5||20||0|
|YaraBela® SULFAN® 24+18||12||12||18||0|
|YaraBela® SULFAN® 24+15||12||12||15||0|
||YaraBela® OPTIMAG® 27+12+5||13,5||13,5||12||5|
|YaraBela® OPTIMAG® 24+20+5||12||12||20||5|
|YaraBela® OPTIMAG® 24+17+4||12||12||17||4|
YaraBela® fertilizers are based on highly efficient ammonium nitrate. Exclusively produced in Yara’s European factories, they offer unrivalled performance and returns. YaraBela is the natural choice for farmers who care for both yield and the environment.
Agronomic Efficiency and Environmental Benefits
1. High nitrogen efficiency
Ammonium nitrate fertilizers, such as YaraBela, reduce losses and offer the highest nitrogen use efficiency of all fertilizer types.
2. Even Spreading
Homogeneous mechanical quality of YaraBela and high bulk density ensure optimum conditions for even spreading and optimum nutrient supply.
3. High yield
At identical nitrogen application rates, YaraBela offers 2 – 5% higher yield than urea based fertilizers.
4. High Protein Yield
YaraBela fertilizers enhance protein content by 0,3 – 0,9% compared to urea based fertilizers.
5. Low Acidifying
YaraBela® Extran contains dolomite, reducing acidification and the need for liming.
6. Low Lifecycle Carbon Footprint
The life cycle carbon footprint of YaraBela is 12,5 % lower than for urea.
7. Low volatilization losses
Volatilization losses of ammonium nitrate (YaraBela), are 1 – 3%, compared with up to 27% with urea.
8. Reduced leaching
High nitrogen efficiency, fast uptake and lower dosage offer best control over residual nitrogen and leaching.
9. Low environmental index
The overall environmental index of YaraBela is 46,6 % lower than for urea.
Certified factories and clean production
The YaraBela product range is produced in our European plants which are amongst the most efficient worldwide. We supply premium quality fertilizers to farmers all around the globe. Close control over the entire production process, highly trained employees, the latest technology and a century of experience ensure that we set and meet the highest standards.
New technologies developed by Yara, such as catalyst cleaning of N2O, has reduced the carbon footprint of Yara’s production sites by 45% since 2004. Yara has shared catalyst technology with other producers, thus contributing to a reduced carbon footprint of fertilizer production globally. Yara’s total energy consumption per ton of finished product also continues to decrease.
Yara is committed to produce and sell highest quality products with plants operating under best practices. All our plants are certified ISO 9001 and 14001. We intend to lead the sector in adopting and communicating common high standards. Our constant pledge for safety is reflected by our rate of incidents, which is half the average of European fertilizer producers.