How is Fibrophos delivered and will it spread evenly?

Fibrophos is a bulk fertiliser available for delivery or collection across the country – typically in bulk 29t loads.

It is ideally tipped on a hard, free draining surface, just prior to time of application. It is weather proof and stands getting wet. Being delivered in bulk there are no bags or packaging to dispose of or recycling costs.

We have taken great care in handling and treatment of the product to ensure it arrives on farm in excellent condition, suitable for accurate and even spreading.

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Find out why incinerated poultry manure is better

I’ve used poultry manure as a fertiliser. Why should I want it burnt to an ash?

Firstly, incineration ensures there are no pathogens. Secondly, poultry manure cannot be applied during the wet winter months due to problems with nitrogen leaching
– the manufacture of Fibrophos takes poultry manure throughout the year thus avoiding leaching issues. Thirdly, by creating a consistent quality ash product it makes it easier to spread accurately.

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Find out what makes Fibrophos different from similar products

Fibrophos is produced from burning the same consistent fuel source all the time. This means the physical quality and nutrient analysis of the product do not vary. It’s the same time after time. Fibrophos Ltd are members of the AIC and all product is sold under FIAS regulations so you may be assured that you get what is declared on the Statutory Statement which accompanies every load. Beware of other fertilisers which are not sold in this way.

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Will the trace elements in Fibrophos make much difference?

Trace elements are essential nutrients for all growing crops and need replacing. Acute trace element deficiencies need supplementary treatment but regular applications of Fibrophos will enrich the mineral composition of the soil. Fibrophos puts back trace elements in the same proportion as they were initially removed – because it is produced from combusted (cereal rich) poultry manure.

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The P&K is slow release, does this mean it won’t work quickly enough at low indices?

Not at all. The P&K are in both immediately available and sustained forms, providing nutrient throughout the growing season.

Extensive trials have shown that Fibrophos is a very effective source of phosphate across a wide range of agricultural soil types throughout the UK. The phosphate in Fibrophos is more than 80% soluble in 2% citric acid and nearly half is soluble in neutral ammonium citrate providing a long lasting as well as immediate supply to the growing crop. Trials showed that application of Fibrophos to both acid and alkaline grassland or arable crops significantly increased available soil phosphate within one month and this increase was maintained for at least 12 months. Citric soluble phosphate helps build up soil fertility over time.

The potash in Fibrophos is less soluble than inorganic fertilisers (50% water soluble), the uptake of potash is less rapid, avoiding luxury uptake that can cause staggers. ADAS trials carried out by ETSU for the DTI confirmed that the potash is very quickly available and is as effective as MOP. Any potash remaining will become available to the plants in the longer term, making Fibrophos a very effective fertiliser for grass and arable situations. Because the potash is available in line with crop growth demands, plants become healthier and stronger.

Since these early trials well over 1 million tonnes of Fibrophos has been sold nationwide for both cereal and grassland applications.

Many of the sales made today are to farmers who have used Fibrophos across their farms for over 20 years – thus endorsing the work carried out by ADAS.

See the Fibrophos handbook for all the features and benefits of Fibrophos PK Fertiliser.

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Find out how Fibrophos works and how it is produced

How does it work?

It’s not a blend but it replaces nutrients in the same ratio removed by the growing crop. The immediate effects are a big PK boost. Unlike some other fertilisers there is a longer term benefit with the release of nutrients steadily over time, building balanced, stable soil and healthier, stronger crops.

How is Fibrophos produced?

It comes from predominantly deep litter poultry manure from cereal fed chickens, which is incinerated at 850°C in biomass power stations, producing a safe, pathogen free, ash by-product which is conditioned into a pure agronomically effective fertiliser containing all the plant nutrients (except nitrogen) which were present in the poultry feed.

How long has Fibrophos been produced?

For over two decades arable and grassland farmers have seen the benefits of Fibrophos and demand grows year on year. Research has confirmed that the phosphate and potash in Fibrophos is as effective as TSP and MOP and that secondary and trace elements offer an additional bonus. It works and it works very well.

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