You know the price per tonne - but what’s
the real value to your land and crops?
This course is designed to provide farmers with independent
advice on fertilisers and to help them avoid the pitfalls and
ensure they get the best value for money from their fertiliser
• The effects of current manufacturing techniques -
explained in terms of their impact upon product analysis, stability and
performance within crops.
• Raw material sources - how effective are
they, how much nutrient do they contain, what form is it in, how much is available
to plants and do they include any substances you should be
• Statutory declarations - what do they really
mean, what tolerances are built into them, how closely are they adhered to and
safeguards do they provide for end-users?
• Spread pattern ratings - are they a useful
indicator, what do they mean in terms of crop performance. How the system operates,
how is it used (and abused) and what is it’s future?
• Industrial waste products – in the right situations
they can be a cheap alternative to bought-in fertilisers – but
you need to be aware of the potential pitfalls?
• False economies – applying
certain fertiliser materials in the wrong situations can
be very expensive and
highly ineffectual. Being aware of them saves money and improves
Workshop / Case study:
Group exercises designed to incorporate all the above factors
in establishing the most cost-effective and agronomically
viable solutions, from a range of different fertiliser options.