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01 Jan 1970

The N word

Why the fixation with nitrogen fertilisers? There are presently 7.8 billion people on Earth and 50% of these people rely upon nitrogen fertilisers to provide food. Around 83 million tonnes of nitrogen (Advances in Agronomy, vol 87, 2005 pp 85 – 156) are used annually which is a hundred-fold increase over a century. Growing rice, …

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01 Jan 1970

Potash – K sera sera?

“A time will come, when fields will be manured with a solution of glass (silicate of potash), with the ashes of burnt straw, and with the salts of phosphoric acid, prepared in chemical manufactories, exactly as at present medicines are given for fever and goitre.” Justus von Liebig (1803 – 1873) The London Marathon is …

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10 Jun 2021

Low inputs mean low outputs? – a response to Charlie Flindt

Farmers Weekly 4th June 2021: Low inputs mean low outputs. A response from Agro-Vital UK:   “All soils contain a stock of essential elements that are plant nutrients, and the size of the reserves determines the fertility of the soil. Where the annual growth is ‘harvested’, the nutrients that have been taken up are lost …

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01 Jan 1970

Reduce your carbon footprint with Efficie-N28-t

Save over 450 kg CO2 per hectare by using  7 kg N from Efficie-N28-t to replace 40 kg N from CAN

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11 Dec 2021

Efficie-N28-t reducing groundwater pollution

Efficie-N28-t shows promise in South Downs National Park groundwater protection trials    

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