FERTILISER CHANGE PROVES ITS WORTH IN HARVEST

Switch to AN from urea delivers exceptional spring barley yields.

In a season made exceptionally difficult because of extreme wet weather followed by a hot, dry summer, one of the UK’s largest farming companies has benefited from their decision to switch to Ammonium Nitrate-based products after using urea and ammonium sulphate fertilisers for the previous two decades.

Ammonium Nitrate’s speed of uptake was a real benefit this year with yield results for spring barley in particular more than proving this, says Richard Peck, Sales and Development Manager for Sentry.

Despite the challenging conditions and resulting late drilling, their Cuckoo spring barley achieved yields up to 7.0t/ha with a final average of 5.5t/ha and zero rejections from malsters.

* Switch to AN from urea delivers exceptional spring barley yields

* Yields up to 7.0t/ha achieved despite cold spring and dry summer

* Other crops benefiting from the changeover too.

As featured in Agronomist a & Arable Farmer, read the full story here.