Applying phosphate and potassium in the spring as a YaraMila NPKS fertiliser brings several benefits:
Crop nutrient demand and soil supply are synchronised with no lag between the crop requirement for each nutrient and the ability of the soil to supply available nutrients.
More even application of nutrients with more landing sites compared to using more concentrated straight sources of phosphate and potassium, such as MOP, DAP or MAP, is a better distribution of nutrients.
Season-long supply of phosphate with YaraMila compound fertilisers containing a mix of different forms of phosphate, season long availability is achieved with some phosphate being immediately available and a proportion being released more slowly avoiding lock up in the soil: : Ortho-P for immediate availability, DCP to allow plants to actively trigger P availability when needed and Poly-P to protect the P from being fixed to supply P over a longer time. This system using different forms of P for extended phosphate availability is known as P-Extend and is common to all YaraMila compound fertilisers.
An increased crop yield over that of the traditional approach. Trials by NIAB/TAG and Yara have shown that spring applications of NPKS compound fertilisers can increase yields by, on average, 0.3t/ha (0.12t/acre) in winter wheat and winter barley. Trials by the Royal Agricultural University (RAU, Cirencester) in 2016 gave responses of more than double this – - with an increase in wheat yields of one tonne/hectare. Trials on oilseed in 2016 also showed a big response, with, on average, an extra 0.78 t /ha at each N application rate, worth over £250 / ha.
Reduced costs/ha and improved cash flow through reduced number of applications, especially at a busy time of year and the option to spread the cost of your purchase of P and K.
The following YaraMila NPKS fertilisers contain all required nutrients in appropriate ratios and are recommended for all crops.
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