Author Archives: Bonnie Hatcher

Soil pH management – to help the Environment

Maintaining optimum pH in UK soils is known to be vital for increasing productivity and reducing input costs but by doing so will also help meet the increasingly stringent environmental demands of a sustainable future. The Professional Agricultural Analysis Group (PAAG) suggests that 41% of arable soils are below the optimum of 6.5 and 57% […]

A fertiliser which delivers positive carbon savings!

Studies carried out by SLR Consulting, a private independent consulting company found that Fibrophos PK-Fertiliser and P-Grow created a significant carbon benefit to farmers when spread to land as a fertiliser. Extensive work taking into account a very wide range of factors in 2021 based on feedstock types and their source, costs of energy production […]

Improving Soil Health

Improving soil health is top of the government’s agenda in the years ahead and with input costs rising rapidly it is essential to maximise crop production which can only be done when you soils are in tip-top health. There are a number of factors which can improve the health status of your soils but reducing […]

Managing P&K for Maize

  The combination of high P&K prices and annual declines in residual soil phosphates are potentially creating a perfect storm for maize growers. Traditionally, many maize growers have relied on large volumes of slurries and other organic manures but increasing environmental concerns make these inputs more tricky to manage. It’s possible with continued soil nutrient […]

Phosphate and Potash applications are falling short

A report summarising soil analysis across a diverse range of farms submitted by members of The Professional Agricultural Analysis Group (PAAG) for the year up to May 2019 has revealed some concerning results. Only 9% of all samples were at target levels for both P & K. This has been the trend for previous years […]

Fibrophos PK fertiliser introduces completely renewable nutrient source

Fibrophos offers an environmentally-friendly product to satisfy farmers’ increasing requirements to play their part in tackling climate change. Food production in the UK is coming under increasing scrutiny as pressure groups target certain sectors of agriculture that they believe are contributing to climate change.  All areas of agriculture have a part to play in producing […]