CRF Application

Controlled release fertilizers
Single Application, Multiple Benefits

A single pre-planting application of  controlled release fertilizer (CRF) can fill a crop’s nutritional requirements throughout
 its growth season. CRF products are designed to feed plants continuously,
at maximum nutrient uptake efficiency. controlled release fertilizers save
labor and application costs, enable application independent of the irrigation system, and require no sophisticated equipment.


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The benefits of controlled release nutrition
  • Optimal plant development - provide plants with balanced nutrition, according to their needs, throughout the growth cycle. This ensures optimal development and maximum high quality yields.
  • Less fertilizers are needed - products release available nutrients at a rate that matches plant uptake. This minimizes fertilizer losses, and enables considerable reduction of application rates – up to 30%, as compared to conventional granular or liquid fertilizers.
  • Saves labor and time - A single application covers a crop’s nutritional requirements throughout its growth cycle. This saves labor and costs associated with fertilizer application. It also eliminates fertilization from the growers’ routine tasks, freeing them to concentrate on other growth requirements.
  • Simple application - fertilizers are applied directly to the soil, requiring no sophisticated injection or dosing system.  
  • Environmentally friendly - minimizes losses through leaching, volatilization or fixation, thus preventing environmental contamination.



How it works

Note: Controlled release and slow release are not the same.
Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) and slow-release fertilizers (SRFs) both provide nutrients to plants gradually, but they differ in several ways. SRFs rely on microbial activity to release nutrients, while CRFs have a coating or other barrier that controls the release rate. As a result, CRFs offer more predictable and consistent nutrient release than SRFs. Additionally, CRFs can be tailored to specific plant needs, while SRFs have a more general release pattern.
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Multicote™ formulae address specific growth needs



Multicote™ products for various applications


Multicote™CRF for nurseries and ornamental plants
Multicote Agri / Multigro™CRF for agriculture and horticulture
Multicote™ turf / Multigreen™CRF turf fertilizers
CoteN™CRF Nitrogen for arable crops