What is N-Rich®?
N-Rich® is a sustainable local alternative amendment to traditional chemical fertilizers and lime.
In one pass, N-Rich® provides nutrients, lime and organic matter to improve your soils and achieve optimum crop yields.
Total Acres Improved by N-Rich®
N-Rich® is a pathogen-free farm fertilizer that meets the quality standards of the CFIA and US EPA.
We partner with municipalities to safely manage their communities’ biosolids. With award-winning facilities in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island operated by our parent company Walker Industries, we process over 100,000 tonnes of biosolids annually. Using our patented N-Viro® technology, we transform municipal biosolids into a sustainable, low-cost alternative fertilizer.
How the N-Viro® Alkaline Stabilization Process Works
Receive dewatered municipal biosolids for processing.
Biosolids are blended with alkaline admixture. Temperature and pH of the mixture increase to levels that kill pathogens but do not harm those microbes that are beneficial to soil health.
Drying & Curing
Mixture cures for 12 hours and is tested to ensure it maintains a pH of 12. The curing process completes the manufacture of our high quality CFIA fertilizer.
N-Rich® is now ready to apply on your farmland using standard equipment such as a lime or vertical beater manure spreader. Typical application rates range from 2-6 tonnes per acre, depending on your soil tests and crop requirements.
Real N-Rich® Results
Corn on the right, in a newly cleared field, received N-Rich compared to control on the left.
Grass pasture grazed equally. Pasture on the left received N-Rich, pasture on the right chemical fertilizer.
Soybeans respond to optimum pH and fertility supplied in one pass of N-Rich. Can be applied the fall before.
N-Rich can be applied with a lime spreader or amendment spreaders.
Easy, custom application of large quantities of N-Rich® gives farmer more time to focus on other areas of his tillage and cropping program.
When Mark Sutherland of Belland Farms heard about the amazing results neighbouring farms were getting from N-Rich®, he just had to try it. Now that he has, he says he’ll never look back.
“When I heard the great results other farmers were getting from N-Rich®, I had to try it! I’ll never look back! When the product arrives to my fields it is always a consistent quality that is easy to apply. It costs less than our previous liming program, with great yield results. The time saved with application of this product allows me to focus on other areas of my tillage and cropping program. Within one year of use, we saw the amazing impact this product had on our crop yield. I noticed that my corn stands were dark green all growing season even when the plant had endured drought stress, while my legume crops had larger leaves with increased forage volume per acre. I plan to always include N-Rich® in my cropping program going forward.”
“I have been using the N-Rich® amendment since 2008 and continue to encourage other farmers to use it. Not only does it have the lime component, it also gives you many nutrients and organic matter at a fraction of the cost of fertilizer & lime. It’s a huge return on my dollar, and my crop yields and quality have increased significantly since adding N-Rich® to my cropping program. Nothing you buy will give you a better bang for your buck than N-Rich®.”
“Our Agronomist is quite pleased to see how much N-Rich® has improved our soils and crops in such a short period. We increased pH levels from 5.5-5.8 to 6.5 with one application at 3 tonnes/acre rate. I have had a tremendous response on my hayland. My harvest yields are much more than my surrounding farm neighbors!”