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When others won’t; Nitram will

Solid vs Liquid

When others won’t; Nitram will

Ammonium Nitrate (AN) has been the British farmers’ fertiliser of choice for over 50 years. The success of AN-based fertilisers, like Nitram, is due to its unrivalled performance, return on investment, promotion of crop yield, and lower risk to the environment.

While we understand that British farming varies and the same system may not be suitable for everyone, by asking the right questions, examining the evidence and taking into consideration practical issues, then it’s straight-forward to see why Nitram is the best option.

So why would I use Nitram rather than liquid fertiliser?


Numerous independent industry trials have proven that AN-based fertilisers, like Nitram, increase yields compared to liquid UAN.

This yield benefit is also confirmed by industry experts, such as ADAS scientists.



The UK Government is growing increasingly concerned about ammonia losses from agriculture and is prepared to take action. Evidence from Defra’s new ‘Clean Air Strategy’ document indicates that many urea-based fertilisers may have to include inhibitors to address these ammonia losses to air.

AN-based fertiliser, like Nitram, have the lowest losses of any Nitrogen source.

Are you convinced that visible scorch really doesn’t matter?

The science says otherwise, and many farmers are questioning how this impacts within the overall crop nutrition and protection plan. Independent trials confirm yield losses are likely.


Liquid fertiliser application can increase risk of soil compaction due to travelling across fields with large volumes of liquid application equipment (often in excess of 25t of combined weight). It also ties up valuable machinery as you can’t apply liquid fertiliser and pesticides at the same time, which is crucial during a tight weather window.

Questions to ask your Distributor:

  • How much Nitrogen is this N source likely to lose in terms of volatilisation?
  • How much are your overall fertiliser costs?
  • How much Nitrogen and Sulphur are you applying?
  • How many applications do you make?
  • What yields are you achieving and is there room for improvement?
  • Is crop quality important?
  • What impact does the fertiliser system have on your machinery costs?
  • What would be the consequence of a major spillage on the farm?
  • Does your fertiliser give you application timing flexibility?

Take this information away with you.