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A collection of the latest crop nutrition articles and initiatives from Yara.
With many growers delaying drilling for various reasons, it is essential to focus on crop nutrition to ensure establishing crops get the right nutrients at precisely the right time.
Oilseed rape is a key crop for the UK
The 3x3 'Driving OSR Forward' initiative demonstrates the most effective management and agronomy practices to meet the challenge of growing this crop profitably.
Yara nitrogen response trials confirm you should be expecting a return of at least 400% on nitrogen
Following Yara's recommendations will help you achieve the maximum return on investment in fertilizer.
Sulphur was often overlooked in the past but today it is recognised as an essential nutrient and considered just as important as nitrogen, so not to be forgotten.
To get the best results when using fertilizers, the nutrients have to be spread accurately, evenly and at the right rate across the whole spreader width. Yara has joined forces with SCS to bring you the latest advice on spreading fertilizer.
Some fertilizers consistently spread further and more accurately than others, so what are the properties to look for in a fertilizer if spreading accurately over wide bout widths is important to you.
Before ordering your straight nitrogen it is worth considering how much you actually need as it may be you actually need NS or NPKS grades instead.
Yara have prepared a series of 24 Fertilizer Facts to highlight the role of fertilizers in helping to feed the ever expanding global population and the importance of crop nutrition.
Yara have prepared a series of 24 Soil Facts to highlight the role of soils and the importance of correctly managing soils.
It is worth reflecting on the risks a crop nutrition strategy introduces and the impact cost cutting could have on yield volatility. Yield stability is one way of protecting against the effects of market value volatility to avoid the worst case scenario of low price and low yield.
When using Yara fertilizers according to the crop programmes and advice given by Yara, farmers can be sure they produce maximum yields with the minimum impact on climate and environment and they are able to prove this.
You can be forgiven if you are feeling somewhat confused by the current nitrogen scene. Some years ago life was very simple with only limited options available but today the choice is a whole lot more complicated.
Nitrogen management in oilseed rape should target three key timings; autumn for optimal establishment and vigorous early growth; spring for optimum canopy structure and growth pre flowering, and finally during flowering to optimise green area duration maximising yields.