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Sulphur and nitrogen blends launched

BunnFertiliser Limited has introduced two new nitrogen sulphur blend fertilisersbased on its successful Koch Advanced Nitrogen fertiliser. Formulated to meetthe needs of differing farming situations and crop types, Koch AdvancedNitrogen fertiliser 33N 30SO3 and Koch Advanced Nitrogen fertiliser38N 19SO3 meet the increasing need for sulphate-containing nitrogenfertilisers to be applied on UK farms.
 
Dr Brian Wade, Innovation Director for a Bunn affiliate, says: Sulphur andnitrogen are the major constituents of plant proteins. Nitrogen is one of themost important inputs to agricultural production but many crops, includinggrass, wheat and oilseed rape, are more productive where additional mineralsare applied. Sulphurs ability to complement nitrogen also increases thepotential for crop growth. The introduction of Koch Advanced Nitrogen sulphurblends, which offer the highest concentration of these nutrients for crop yieldand quality, deliver this powerful pair together.
 
In the past, the sulphur requirement of many crops was often met entirely bythe high levels of this element present in the atmosphere as a result ofindustrial processes and vehicle pollution. However Defras Fertiliser ManualRB 209 estimates that the level of atmospheric sulphur in 2007 was only about10% of 1980 levels. This has significantly increased the risk of sulphurdeficiency in a wide range of crops produced in England and Wales, includingcereals, oilseed rape, brassicas, peas and grass.
 
A key factor which differentiates the two Koch Advanced Nitrogen fertiliserblends from ordinary ammonium nitrate plus sulphur is their higherconcentration of minerals. Compared with conventional ammonium nitratefertiliser they provide a number of significant additional benefits, includingeasier transportation, storage and spreading, together with higher work rates.
 
Treated with AGROTAIN nitrogen stabiliser, a proven stabiliser that protectsagainst nitrogen loss, standard Koch Advanced Nitrogen fertiliser helps tomaintain more plant-available nutrients throughout the growing season, whichcan result in high crop yields and quality.
 
Koch Advanced Nitrogen sulphur blends have been tested by independentspecialist Spreader & Sprayer Testing Ltd in Staffordshire, which foundthat they spread well, at up to 36m with some machines.
 


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