Agricultural Input Supplies
As part of our commitment to provide the best services to farmers, ADAFSA has a network of Agricultural Input Supply shops across the Abu Dhabi Emirate that sell a variety of agricultural products directly to farmers with competitive prices
The input shops sell a variety of products, including:
- - Agricultural Inputs
- - Veterinary Products
- - Tools and Equipment
1. Agricultural Inputs
A substance or mixture of organic or synthetic substances, or biological agents such as virus or bacteria, which can be applied directly or indirectly to pest or plants to prevent, destroy, repel, lure or mitigate the impact of pests. Agricultural pesticides come in various types of formulations and contain other inert ingredients which are used as additives to enhance pesticide efficacy in controlling pests.
A substance or mixture of substances which can be applied directly or indirectly to plants to prevent, destroy, repel, lure or mitigate the impact of insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used to kill insect eggs and larvae, respectively. Insecticides can be classified into:
(1) Natural insecticides such as pyrethrum and neem extracts
(2) Inorganic insecticides such as Bordeaux mixture
(3) Organic insecticides such as chlorpyrifos
(4) Biological agents such as Bacillus thuringiensis
Fungicides are synthetic or natural chemical substances or biological agents capable of killing fungi, preventing the fungal growth or/ and inhibiting fungal spores, as fungi can cause serious damage to agricultural crops. Fungicides can be classified based on the mode of action into:
(1) Contact: Fungicides remain on the plant surface and do not penetrate the plant tissue. As they remain active on the plant for a short period, fungicides are significantly affected by environmental factors.
(2) Systemic: Fungicides that have the capability to penetrate the plant tissue with relatively extended residual activity.
(3) Translaminar: Fungicides that have the capability to penetrate the treated leaves. It spreads out into all tissues of the treated leaf.
Herbicides are organic or synthetic chemical compounds used to destroy the harmful or unwanted plants and weeds. Herbicides can be classified into:
(1) Selective: Herbicides kill specific weed species such as grasses or broad-leaf weeds without greatly affecting the cultivated crop.
(2) Non-selective: Herbicides kill all plant species, including crops. Herbicides can also be classified into contact and systemic pesticides.
A substance or mixture of organic or synthetic substances which can be applied directly to plants to prevent, destroy or mitigate the impact of mites on plants. Most or all acaricides are with contact action.
A substance or mixture of organic or synthetic substances kills nematodes. There are two types of nematicides based on the mode of nematicides distribution in soil:
(1) Fumigant Nematicides, including Metam sodium, which operate by releasing toxic gases in the soil.
(2) Non-fumigant Nematicides, including Vydate, which formulated as either granules or liquids and distribute in the soil through soil water. After spreading out into the water and penetrating the soil, non-fumigant nematicides can kill nematodes in soil by contact or when they feed on the poisoned roots.
Fertilizer can be defined as any substance - either natural or synthetic - that is applied to soils or to plant tissues (usually leaves) to provide plants with one or more essential nutrients. The three main macronutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) - but not in their elemental form. There are different types of fertilizers such as chemical, organic, biological and a soil conditioner.
An inorganic substance of wholly or partially synthetic origin which is added to the soil to sustain plant growth.
An organic substance added to soil that contains nutrients vital to the plant such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
A biological fertilizer is an organic substance that contains microorganisms, which, when applied to seed, plant surfaces, or soil, colonizes the interior of the plant and promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients.
A soil conditioner (Cocopeat, Perlite, Zeolite, Potting Soil, etc.) is a product which is added to soil to improve the soil's physical qualities, especially its ability to provide nutrition for plants.
Seeds are the unit of reproduction of a flowering plant capable of developing into another such plant or the propagative part of a plant specially preserved for growing a new crop. Seeds can be classified into different types according to their use in greenhouse, open field and others.
Open Field Seeds
Vegetable seeds can be sown in winter and summer seasons and can tolerate a comparatively harsh climate. Most varieties of vegetables can be planted in open field.
Greenhouse seeds are developed for year-round growing in a protected environment. Crops including cucumber, capsicums and tomatoes are popular in greenhouses.
2. Veterinary Products
Registered medicines used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of animals diseases.
Any medicine that is capable of acting against animal infection by inhibiting the spread of an infectious agent or by killing the infectious agent.
A substance that is given to animals to protect against a particular disease through the artificial induction of immunity to specific diseases.
Dietary supplements which added to the animal's basic diet to supplement its deficiencies and optimized its performance.
Materials contain essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and are ingested and assimilated by the animal to produce energy, stimulate growth, and stay alive.
Organic components added to animals' feed. Vitamins are needed in very small amounts to promote growth and maintain good health.
Inorganic nutrients that are relevant to animal feed, which include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphate, iron, copper, etc.
- Health Products
Nutrients for improving animal health.
A group of artificial, organic, liquid or water-soluble cleaning materials that are not made of fats and oils, are not inactivated by hard water, and have wetting agent and emulsifying-agent properties.
Chemical items destroy or inhibit the activity of disease-causing microorganisms.
Tools and Equipment
Tool and equipment are used in agriculture and animal farming, such as greenhouse equipment, irrigation supplies, and safety gear.
Items used in protected agriculture to ensure steady production and supply of products throughout the year, such as climate control products, growing media and plastics containers.
Items used in the artificial irrigation. Such tools are also used to assist in cultivating agricultural crops, preserving landscape, and re-vegetation of disturbed soils in dry areas and during periods of inadequate rainfall, such as drippers, bubblers, inlet drip lines, pumps, etc.
Tools used in agriculture and animal farming that have different designations such as instruments or machines. Tools are required to achieve specific goals in agricultural production.
- Safety Gear
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by PPE include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and air-borne particles.