The daily work in the field with farmers led Quipasur's advisors to request fertilizers that had the best performance and production according to the characteristics of each soil. This concern was taken up by Renato Casas del Valle, founder of Quipasur and precursor of liquid chemical mixtures, who, with his more than 40 years of experience, saw that his company could favor Chilean agriculture thanks to its innovative laboratory, state-of-the-art technology and timely distribution logistics.
With more than 100 different formulations and the possibility of developing customized products for each customer's needs, Quipasur has positioned itself as one of the leaders in the domestic liquid fertilizer market.
Casas del Valle explains that NPK fertilizers (based on nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) are increasingly used in agriculture, both in Chile and in the world. This is due to the need to save water and to the fact that, with this type of product, an exact dosage of fertilizer can be applied directly to the plant (without the losses generated by solid fertilizer) through a drip irrigation system.
NPK fertilizers are formulated based on these three components, although their different proportions depend on the requirements of each crop. Casas del Valle also says that these formulations can include other microelements that the customer needs to add according to their needs, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron and others.
"This depends on the nutrients in the soil and the requirements of the plant, because it is not always the same. Even in the same paddock, the amount of nutrients needed by each plant can be different. There are many variations and if you don't have good stability, you can cause a collapse in the system. That is why it is important the dosage, the stability and the background of the products", says the founder of Quipasur.
It is precisely for this purpose that Quipasur has its own chemical department and laboratory, where each mixture produced is validated. The company manufactures and maintains inventories of raw materials with which it can ensure a continuous supply for its regional distributors at a competitive price. In addition, to further guarantee the safety of its formulations, the company provides its customers with a second certification by important external laboratories.
"In our 41 years in the industrial market, we realized that our competitors did not certify their products, so a customer could receive by mistake a different formulation than the one he needed. We saw an opportunity and decided to provide quality seals on each of our products, giving our customers greater security," said Casas del Valle.
What is the process like?
Quipasur develops liquid fertilizers for all types of crops and currently has a presence from the IV to the IX region of the country. "We have the capacity for production, storage and logistics. When customers ask us for a product, we are on the ground within 24 hours," says Casas el Valle.
After a soil analysis to check the nutrients present in the soil and the requirements of the different plants, Quipasur orders the necessary solid products and mixes them according to the solubilities in its reactors at the San Bernardo plant so that they are stable. Once ready, the formulations are filtered and stored in warehouses until they are approved by the laboratory.
This product is delivered directly to the customer, who doses it in their fields. For these processes, Quipasur also has agronomic and chemical advisors, who provide the products and assist in the fields if necessary.
The permanent on-site assistance to customers, the chemical department and laboratory together with the quality control are the support that Quipasur has in this active work of product development, which are permanently exposed to the latest technology worldwide.
Liquid fertilizers are the present and future of agriculture, so having an ally like Quipasur, which generates solutions hand in hand with its customers at every step, is essential when it comes to growing the business safely and with the best products on the market.