YEREVAN, February 7. / ARKA /. Organic fertilizer developed by Iranian scientists can increase the capacity of some crops in Armenia by 25% , Siamak Alizade, head of Armen Biotech company, told a news conference today.
He said the fertilizer called "Fosfazot" contains special bacteria that can provide plants with necessary nitrogen and phosphate. According to him, 110 ml of that organic fertilizer can replace 100 kg of chemical urea fertilizer and 50 kg of super-phosphate.
He said the fertilizer was subjected to special laboratory examinations in the UK and Germany and is already being used in all regions of Iran and some other countries, including Zimbabwe, Cote d' Ivoire and Niger. He said the company is currently negotiating sales to Turkey.
Vardan Grigoryan of the company said the advantage of this fertilizer is that it promotes the solubility of phosphorus and calcium in the soil, thereby increasing their content in plants.
He said it is environmentally safe and can not cause harm to human and animal health. Asked how much its cost is Grigoryan said in Armenia it will depend on the demand. -0-