Senior Expert with over 15 years of experience in the fertilizer industry
The effects of an uneven fertilizer application cannot always be
recognized and remain undetected. A deviations of up to 25% are not
always visible resulting in yield losses.
A spreading unevenness of more than 30% leads to lodging of cereals and an average yield loss of 1 ton per hectare or more.
Only very high deviations are seen as dark and light stripes in the field, but the negative consequences start much earlier. Poor application not only affects crop yield and quality it also has environmental impacts.
Always refer to your spreader manufactures data base prior application to ensure you have the correct calibrations.
• lower, uneven quality (protein and oil content)
• higher risk for deficiencies
• lower yield
• higher costs for drying
• increased environmental impact through overfertilization
Our facility at Grand Quevilly has undergone huge investment over the last 2 years. Increasing its production and export capabilities has allowed us to meet the demand throughout Europe for good quality Nitrogen products without compromising product integrity.
Closely situated to the UK market, we have the ability to ship vessels from Grand Quevilly in a quick and efficient manner and have developed and grown strategic relationships in order to ensure continuity of supply to UK growers throughout the year.
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
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.