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Jan 25, 2011

Belgium: Expo Report Interpom-Primeurs in Kortijk

Interpom-Primeurs is a bi-annual trade fair with a special emphasis on intensive farming, particularly of vegetables and potatoes. Between 28 and 30 November, 14,000 visitors from Belgium, France and the Netherlands attended the fair. K+S KALI GmbH was present with its redesigned fair booth.

Popular Fertilizer Specialties: Patentkali® and EPSO Microtop®

The atmosphere at the fair was friendly and interested. In numerous expert talks K+S KALI-experts answered questions on potassium and magnesium fertlizers. Greatly in demand: fertilizer specialties Patentkali® and EPSO Microtop®.

K+S KALI GmbH: Experts in Crude Salt Extraction as well as in Potassium and Magnesium Fertilizers

K+S KALI GmbH was present with its redesigned fair booth. A very attractive part of this fair stand is the reconstructed crystal grotto, which quite a few K+S KALI GmbH clients were already familiar with from a visit to one the K+S-mines. This crystal grotto not only served as a fair attraction and a reminder of the K+S core activities, actually the extraction of crude slats and expertise in potassium and magnesium fertilisers. Its also offered a perfect location to K+S KALI consultants to have undisturbed conversations with their clients.

Potassium is Indispensable for Potato and Vegetable Cultivation

In Belgium as well as in surrounding regions, potatoes are among the major crops. An area of approximately 80,000 hectares is given to 80.000 the cultivation of potatoes, while every year more than 3 millions tons are processed.


Potato cultivation will continue to play an important role in Northern France and in Benelux countries, specifically the cultivation of top-quality potatoes. Already today, the region has taken the lead in potato production on a European level. Optimal nutrient supply is an important issue in this context. The most important nutrient, in terms of volume, is potassium, thereby decisively influencing yield and quality.


Vegetable cultivation, however, also plays an important role in Belgium. Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, leeks, etc are grown for the frozen food industry.

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