Sufficient, proper fertilization provided for future crops: CEO of ASSC

February 5, 2019

Sufficient and proper provision of fertilization has been carried out for future crops, the Public Relations and International Affairs Dept. of Agricultural Support Services Company (ASSC) reported.

Eng. Hamid Rasouli Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive of Agricultural Support Services Company (ASSC) made the above remark and emphasized, “with the coordination made in this regard, various types of agricultural fertilizers have been provided for the future crop farming year.”

There is no worry about the provision of fertilizers for the next crop year, he said, adding. “in the current farming year, consumption volume of fertilization has increased in the past 10 months as much as 28% as compared to the past years."

He put the number of agents in fertilizer distribution network at 3,500, adding, “with the coordination made in this regard, domestic petrochemical companies managed to meet the domestic demand of farmers to fertilizer especially in the second half of the current year (Sept. 21 – Dec. 21).

Elsewhere in his remarks, Eng. Rasouli added, “presently, over 2.1 million tons, equal to 84% of assignments of the Ministry of Agriculture, has been provided in the first 10 months of the current year (March 21 – Jan. 21) from domestic and foreign resources.

It is for the third year that agricultural fertilizers in the country [including urea, phosphate and potassium fertilizer] has not experienced considerable price hike.

He also pointed to the strategic storage of 225,000 of various types of agricultural fertilizers in storages of the company across the country and said, “given the suitable and proper situation of supplying fertilizer from domestic and foreign resources, the company has taken giant strides to increase its production capacity.”

In this regard, 81% of agricultural fertilizer of this company is provided from domestic resources, he said, adding, “in the meantime, urea fertilizer has got the lion’s share of domestic resources.”

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