and Field Trials
Working with our international technology partners the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), the Company has completed four greenhouse trials with the IFDC, with the broad aim of maximising the fertilizers agronomic potential and ensuring the suitability of the crops for use in Angola and the surrounding Congo Basin.
The interim results have confirmed that Angolan soils, crops and climate are ideally suited for Cabinda enhanced rock phosphate which prefers moist, acidic (low-pH.) soils and staple crops such as cereals and legumes. The interim results also saw significant agronomic growth with the Cabinda phosphate fertilizer pot-trialled on winter wheat, maize, residual maize and sorghum.
500kg’s of Cabinda phosphate rock was successfully processed at the IFDC’s world–class trial plant in Alabama (USA).
Granulation testing was undertaken to produce plant flow design including:
- Engineering drawings
- Operating inputs
- Water, power, gas and binding agent
- Product quality parameters to international standards