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Don’t forget the need for soluble Phosphate

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 4 days ago

Many grassland farmers with a high stocking rate and significant feed inputs have moved away from using fertilisers containing P (Phosphate). But it’s important to know that even a maintenance application of P to keep soil indexes at target 2 can have an impact on grass yields.

Fertiliser Update - December 2019

By Dave Mitchell 28 days ago

Do you need Sulphur for 1st cut silage?

Although 2019 has been a great grass growing season, it’s never too early to plan and think about how to make the most of the 2020 season.

Fertiliser Update - July 2019

By Dave Mitchell 7 months ago

Any gardener will tell you how much of a struggle it has been to mow the lawn in recent weeks because the torrential rain we experienced in June has led to an exceptional rate of grass growth throughout the country.

Fertiliser Update - June 2019

By Dave Mitchell 7 months ago

Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser prices were launched in the UK by CF fertilisers, which makes in excess of 1.5 million tonnes per year which equates to 40% of the UK fertiliser needs. As expected, the prices were in line with world markets, so we experienced a higher start price than last year.

Fertiliser Update- May 2019

By Dave Mitchell 8 months ago

2019 has brought with it some very unusual weather patterns, with temperatures in the 20’s in February followed by frosts in April, crops have looked very varied.

Investing in Your Soil and Getting the Basics Right Will Aid Crop Quality and Yield

By Paul Crump 10 months ago

We are facing unprecedented times, and farming along with other industries are having to ensure their businesses are as well positioned as they can be to manage the impact our withdrawal from the EU in whatever form that might be, will have.

The engine room and lifeblood of any farm is the soil, an element that has the potential to impact greatly on farm profitability. Knowing the fertility of your soils is key in determining the most efficient and cost-effective choices that should be made when using both fertilisers and manures.

Fertiliser Update- April 2019

By David Mitchell 10 months ago

Having seen some unseasonably high temperatures in February and March, the weather in the first week of April seems to be more in line with seasonal norms. As predicted prices have eased back, and the availability for CF product has improved, but not surprisingly following the period of good weather, supply has been outstripped by demand.

Fertiliser Update- March 2019

By Dave Mitchell 11 months ago

As you would expect, the spell of exceptionally good weather that we saw during February has prompted a high demand for fertiliser throughout the month, and leading into March as people take advantage of windows of opportunity as they appear.

Maize: How to ensure a successful crop

By Wynnstay Arable Team 11 months ago

Maize is a high value cropping choice for dairy and beef producers with its high starch and fermentable energy content. However, it can be relatively costly to grow so it pays to consider all the elements required for a successful crop, ahead of planting. If you are growing maize this year careful planning is the key to ensure the best possible return on investment.

Fertiliser Update - February 2019

By Dave Mitchell 1 years ago

Fertiliser ordering has begun in earnest as the days start to draw out and a glimmer of spring is on the horizon. The recent cold snap, so far, hasn’t managed to live up to last year’s ‘Best from the East’, clearly providing some confidence that better weather is hopefully on the way.