Over the past few months, our Company was present at several trade fairs in the region and in the country, where the GIKIL team was presenting one of our most famous brands, the fertilizer CAN. In direct communication with existing and potential customers as well as end-users of our product-farmers, we exchanged experiences, listened to their needs, and advised on the best ways to use the Lukavac CAN for the better and more quality yield.
Below we have chosen the 10 most common questions and answers noted on the fairs which can be useful to all GIKIL employees in order to promote our well-known product.
1. What is the advantage of GIKIL's CAN in comparison with the other fertilizers on the market?
GIKIL's CAN, besides nitrogen, contains also calcium which directly and indirectly boosts agricultural production. In addition to farming cultures, it is particularly suitable for fruit and vegetable crops because calcium results in better resistance to disease. In this way, we have a healthier yield and we need less pesticide involvement. CAN always contains 27 percent of active substance nitrogen. Compared to other fertilizers, CAN uses Lukavac's limestone as the carrier of this active substance which has more favorable soil properties, and the first and most important thing is that this limestone reduces the acidity of the soil.
2. For which agricultures we can use CAN?
Lukavac’s CAN is an artificial mineral fertilizer used for the cultivation of all agricultural crops. It contains nitrogen, half as ammoniac, and half as nitrate form, which is why it works very quickly and long enough to meet the needs of the plants for nitrogen. The limestone content also affects to neutralization of acidity of the soil, which is very present in our areas, and the content of magnesium meets the needs of plants for that nutrient. In addition to limestone, GIKIL's CAN contains calcium, magnesium, and a guaranteed amount of active substance, which, without a reserve, carries the title of a universal fertilizer suitable for every type of soil and every culture.
3. What are the optimal amounts when using CAN?
It is very important to point out that each culture has special nutritional requirements, which depends on the composition of the soil, so based on all these parameters it is determined which quantities of CAN are needed. In our region, in general, we inject in the soil from 300 to 400 kg/ha and it is best to do so on three occasions so that the plants have enough quantities of nitrogen during their intensive growth.
4. How much does Lukavac KAN cost?
Although the price is one of the main factors that influence on the farmers choice when buying a fertilizer, it is necessary to consider other elements that mean quality and long-term application. It is very important to have a variety of packages that can meet the needs of larger and smaller distributors as well as agricultural producers. It is good to know the composition of the mineral fertilizer we use, because the Lukavac’s CAN, along with the tradition of 55 years, has created a unique formula for acidic and less acidic soils in our wider area. It is also important to have product availability, but also to have a verified and expert team as a partner that in any time and at any way can help customers. All these are the benefits we offer, with a competitive and affordable price based on market conditions and needs.
5. In which packaging is fertilizer available? Is there a CAN pack of 1 kg and 5 kg for sale?
Lukavac’s CAN is produced in Big Bag packs of 600 kg, then packs of 25 and 5 kg, and we offer it in bulk when transported with appropriate transport. A 1 kg pack is a free sample, while the smallest package in sales is 5 kg.
6. Do you have any other fertilizers available in sale?
We produce CAN 27% N fertilizer only. Two more products are being prepared, which will be used for land calcification, and for feeding animals as nutrition supplements. All technical procedures are ongoing, so new high-quality GIKIL products will soon be found in Bosnia and Herzegovina and then in the regional market.
7. Do you have distributors / partners in regional markets? (Questions asked by foreign customers)
All packs in bags are available to our customers in agricultural apothecaries, depending on the need for goods for a particular market. However, none of the customers have exclusive distribution on a particular market. We can refer you to our customers who take larger quantities, so if there is interest in certain quantities, the goods can be purchased from them.
8. Where can CAN be purchased / bought in BiH?
Lukavac’s CAN can be found in all better equipped agricultural apothecaries. The product can also be found at the head office of our company in Lukavac, through the retail department, and customers can also contact us directly by e-mail: email@example.com or by phone +387 35 574 361. All data can be found on our website www.gikil.ba as well.
9. How long can you keep the goods on your stock after the payment and whether the stock service has to be paid?
By appreciating experience and good practice as well as customer relationships with the aim of building long-term trust, one of the benefits is that you can keep the goods you buy at our stock for up to one year free of charge.
10. Can Lukavac’s CAN be used for home flower feeding and in what way? (Very often a question asked by female customers)
Of course it can, but it is important to know that CAN has no influence on the flowering plants and that it improving the growth of green parts, which means that it is very good for green plants in general. As far as quantities are concerned, since those plants are predominantly planted in pots, it is enough to take one hand of CAN on the flowerpot, but the fertilizer must not touch the stem in any case. Flowers can thus be fed twice a month.