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 declines and inadequate P&K supplied from manures that there may be insufficient to optimise establishment and deliver healthy, high yielding crops.

Soil sampling is critical to establish if your soils are at risk.

Any shortfalls in phosphate or potash can be simply rectified by adequate applications of an all-round fertiliser such as Fibrophos or P-Grow – while at the same time ensuring that your micronutrients such as magnesium, calcium and zinc are in balance.


Contact your local distributor to keep your soils in tip-top shape.