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Fertilizer spreading machines must be adjusted for a given fertilizer with a predetermined working width. Spreader adjustments are provided by the manufacturers and include the following variables:
Output = dose in kg/ha x working width x movement speed
Working width = distance between two adjacent passes of the spreader. It is also the distance between the overlap points between passes.
last 25 years the broadcasting distance that spreaders can achieve has
increased from 24 to 36 meters or even greater. The farmer must make
sure that the fertilizer spreading machine is suited to the required
width, and select fertilizer that is also appropriate.
Physical quality is the key factor for a precise spreading
Those 4 criterias are essential to allow a precise and even spreading with a good coefficient of variation (CV).
The CV quantifies the average deviation of doses applied in relation to the mean dose, and is stated as a percentage. The lower the CV, the better the distribution.
Borealis L.A.T granular AN 33.5 N fulfils the most important facts for a superior spreading pattern and a precise CV.
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Up to 25km/h
More than 19 days
Compared to prilled products, Granular AN from Borealis L.A.T offers a
better coefficient of variation (CV) at all spreading widths and at all
wind speeds. In windy conditions prilled AN cannot be spread up to 36m
with a correct CV and uneven spreading will lead to yield loss. At 36m,
only Granular AN offers a good CV even in windy weather.
At 25 km/h crosswinds the tests show that Granular AN 33.5 still maintains a good spreading pattern and a correct CV, unlike the prilled products. This unique benefit of Granular AN is giving the farmers confidence to go out spreading while achieving good results.
3 times more days of applications in the spreading season is only
assured by Granular AN 33.5. UK weather makes the farmers work schedule
hard to maintain consistently. During the high season there are only 6
days with wind speeds below 15km/h, but with Granular AN farmers can
spread confidently an additional 13 days when the wind speed is up to 25