Customise your N
You’re working smart to cover feed demand and minimise environmental impacts on your farm.
- match feed demand to supply for peak milk production
- minimise environmental impact
- support a sustainable, profitable farming business.
Strategies such as customising N by separating nitrogen and superphosphate gives you greater flexibility with your nutrient application. This can help you to optimise potential yield and maintain licence to operate, as plants are getting what they need at the right time, at the right rate. Your Ravensdown agri manager and the Customer Centre can really add value to the conversation around tailoring N and P to best suit your soil and help match feed supply to feed demand.
Working with N
Camden Group General Manager Terry Kilday answers questions about how reducing their N, and being more strategic about their maintenance fertiliser has helped them meet regulatory needs, and keep production comparable.
Superphosphate – setting the stage for pasture production with the classic allrounder.
In an increasingly nutrient-restricted world, farmers are having to remain dynamic. Based out of the Taranaki region, Senior Agri Manager James Livingston has always been a fan of superphosphate both for its flexibility and for the role it has played in building New Zealand’s pastoral system. Here he talks about the strengths of superphosphate and why it remains the go-to option for pastoral agriculture.
Read more about how we can help you optimise your yield
New Zealand agriculture relies heavily on pasture legumes to increase and maintain the soil nitrogen (N) pool.
Dr Ants Roberts discusses some options for getting the best responses out of nitrogen (N) fertiliser in light of the 190kg N/ha ‘N-Cap’ that came into effect on 1 July 2021.
The non-metallic element sulphur (S) is the 16th element in the periodic table and is one of the 19 elements essential for life in all higher plants and animals on Earth. Sulphur ranks ninth in abundance among the elements. Sulphur, after calcium and phosphorus, is the third most abundant mineral element in mammalian bodies.
The metallic element potassium (K) is the 19th element in the periodic table and is one of the 19 elements essential for life in all higher plants and animals on planet Earth. Potassium makes up about 2.6% of the earth’s crust and is the seventh most abundant element in the crust. The human body contains about 0.2% K, the eighth most abundant element in the body.
The non-metallic element phosphorus (P) is the 15th element in the periodic table and is one of the 19 elements essential for life in all higher plants and animals on planet Earth. Phosphorus makes up about 1% of the body weight of mammals and is the second most abundant mineral in the body.
It has been posited that half the current world’s population would not have been born if it were not for the invention of ammonia fertiliser by German scientists Haber and Bosch in the early 20th century. This is because of the essential requirement of N by plants and animals, and hence food production, to support world population growth.