£3.3m granted for project to cut down dependence on mineral nitrogen fertilisers
27th January 2024
A major on-farm trial and research project that seeks to significantly reduce the dependence of UK grassland farming on mineral nitrogen fertilisers has been granted a £3.3 million boost from Defra.
Farmers need photo ID to purchase fertiliser this spring
24th January 2024
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), is reminding farmers of the need to provide photo ID while purchasing ammonium nitrate (AN) fertiliser, ahead of the busy spring application campaign.
Farmers must use urea fertiliser inhibitors to avoid government restrictions
15th January 2024
Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) warns farmers across England who are preparing for the busy spring season to remember to use an inhibitor when applying urea fertilisers. It will allow them to avoid further government restrictions and help improve air quality.
New liquid NPKS range boosts crop yield and quality
8th January 2024
A new addition to Omex’s NPKS liquid fertiliser range is offering enhanced yields and quality, as well as reducing fertiliser inputs.
Yield and environmental benefits of autumn-applied multi-nutrient fertiliser
3rd November 2023
An autumn application of ICL Polysulphate multi-nutrient fertiliser to supplement conventional spring timings can increase wheat yields by 0.3t/ha and significantly decrease leaching of N and P over the winter months, new independent trials are suggesting.
John Deere and Yara on a mission to boost fertiliser efficiency
2nd October 2023
John Deere and Yara have announced a partnership that will help farmers transition to a more sustainable food system through optimising their use of fertilisers.
Organic fertiliser: 420kg increase of dry matter within one month on West Dorset Farm
1st October 2023
In the heart of a West Dorset dairy farm, sustainability is at the forefront of farm management philosophy. Adam Holman serves as the dedicated assistant farm manager. Recognising the importance of responsible farming, Adam has taken significant steps to minimise the farm’s environmental impact. One such step is reducing reliance on chemical fertilisers, which can have adverse effects on the environment if not managed carefully.
Free resource to help raise awareness of new fertiliser photo ID requirements
24th August 2023
A free downloadable flyer has been released by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) to help inform farmers and growers of new photo ID requirements for ammonium nitrate fertilisers coming into force this autumn.
How can green fertilisers transform the food system?
24th August 2023
At a time of much uncertainty in UK agriculture, companies like Yara are taking a long and confident view of the future. With construction of a $150 million production facility about to start in the UK plus the development of new green fertilisers and digital tools, Jari Pentinmäki, managing director of Yara UK, thinks there’s cause for optimism.
Farmers will need to show photo ID when ordering fertilisers
26th July 2023
Farmers, growers and buying co-operatives must brace for changes in the law which will require them to provide photo ID when purchasing ammonium nitrate (AN) fertilisers from October, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has warned.
Biologicals offer a cost-effective solution to reducing nitrogen applications
17th May 2023
Biologicals offer a cost-effective solution to plant health and fertiliser challenges by increasing nitrogen use efficiency in crops, helping farmers reduce input costs and combat environmental challenges, according to UK biotechnology company Unium Bioscience.
Trial data to benefit growers looking to improve variety performance
16th February 2023
Findings from a three-year nitrogen (N) efficiency trial have been labelled as a ‘potential game changer’ for growers looking to enhance farm sustainability and variety performance while reducing the overall cost of N inputs.