quantities of nutritious grass. This is reflected at farm level by the consistent and convincing message that the more feed (ie.
grass) that can be grown and utilised within the farm gate, the more profitable and sustainable the farming system
that will determine the farm's overall potential to grow grass. In
any year, weather is obviously critical. There will be good years
and bad years when grass production on all farms will vary.
However, well managed fields with fertile soils will outperform
soils with lower fertility.
spent on fertilisers. Making sure this money is spent wisely on
the right products to suit your soils and your farm, and applying
them at the right rates and times, are vital to ensuring that
this money delivers a return on overall productivity and profit.
Properly fertilised soils will deliver the best results.
many cases more than half of the total nutrients used by
grass comes from the soil rather than from direct uptake of
applied fertiliser. Soils contain large total amounts of nutrients.
However, soils with low pH, poor biological activity and/or
nutrients to plants for uptake. In these soils, more nutrients
either get locked up or lost completely to water or air.
Therefore, you are losing grass growth potential when this
happens. The response to fertiliser being applied will also be
Major nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K)
need to be balanced with all the essential nutrients, including
sulphur (S), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca) and trace elements
capability over standard NPK fertilisers. The range includes
a number of products that either combine individual or a
combination of technologies that improve soil fertility and