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We wanted to find out what the best fertilizer type for the UK farming landscape, so we reached out to SCS to get an expert view. Watch the video now to see what we learned.
UK is predominately a windy country, on the 3 months of the fertiliser application season from March to May, there is only 6 days per month without wind above 15km/h and 13 days without wind above 25km/h.
Those 6 days correspond to the available days to correctly spread prilled AN. Due to is performance in windy conditions, granular AN can be spread on an average of 19 days per month during the spreading season, giving more flexibility for the farmer.
The physical characteristics of granulated fertilizers from Borealis L.A.T are optimised to protect them during storage and allow precise and even spreading at the time of application.
The term physical quality encompasses many physical properties that have an impact on spreading:
• mean diameter
• grain size distribution
• dust rate
• resistance to humidity reabsorption.
This means that physical quality is an essential requirement.
Borealis L.A.T guarantees superior and consistent physical quality across our entire product range.
Granular AN 33.5 N is one of those fertilizers, which fulfills these requirements.
Get more information about our Borealis L.A.T granular fertilizers and granular AN 33.5 N.
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