The relevant tests were completed at the end of last year and the documentation for registration of the food additive is now being prepared. The Oranchitsa producers have already sent a trial batch to potential buyers — Savushkin Product and Parokhonskoe — and some has been sent to Russian cattle farmers who have expressed an interest in establishing a permanent supply.
There is another feature of Pruzhany sapropel that is easier to master. Together with representatives of the Gomel State Forestry Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the use of sapropel in plant production was tested
on the basis of the Kobrin Experimental Forestry. Several types of fertiliser for tree seedlings were prepared. Pruzhany Sapropel gave the best results in terms of root system development, growth and plant condition. The possibilities of the new organomineral fertilizer, which helps plants to absorb up to 95% of the nutritional elements from mineral fertilizers, led to a more active process of registration of the corresponding fertilizer with the provisional name "Fertiliz
". Another advantage of using a natural substance is its ecological safety. The combination of sapropel with mineral elements makes it possible to produce organomineral fertilisers which, in the vast majority of cases, "work" for the plants and do not get into groundwater or the air. It is also worth considering the potential savings of "mineral fertiliser", which, taking into account current costs, will amount to millions of rubles. And at the same rate of application it is predicted that the yield of all crops without exception will increase by 2-3 times. The relevant conclusions on the use of organomineral fertilisers from Pruzhany sapropel were drawn by scientists from the Institute of Nature Management of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Now the production technology is being developed.
Today the company employs 18 people, and last year we were able to extract just over 10,000 tonnes using the equipment on the balance sheet. The necessary equipment has been purchased for the pre-sale preparation of sapropel, storage facilities have been allocated and some of the raw materials are stored.