Organic Fertilisers & Soil Fertility
We can supply a range of fertilisers from granulated to liquid seaweed.
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Livestock Health Starts in the Soil
Why look at Soil Management??It offers the opportunity to grow more homegrown forage, better informed soil management increases yields and quality, Home grown forage quality is critical to improving livestock health, performance and profitability.
Soil & Fertiliser Management – comprehensive soil surveys, with detailed explanation and on-farm advisory visits available. Enquire for more information. Soil Surveys include information regarding:
EXCHANGE CAPACITY – Knowing the exchange capacity of a field is a prerequisite for accurate recommendations appropriate to the individual field.
COLLOIDAL ORGANIC MATTER – Colloidal organic matter is the smallest humic fraction of organic matter and is a key contributor to soil productivity.
ANAEROBIC SOIL – high iron is nearly always an indication of compaction beneath the surface of the soil.
TRACE ELEMENTS – Trace elements may be at adequate levels in themselves but the figures have to be read in conjunction with the Soil Survey as a whole because trace elements can be locked up and availability impeded by imbalances within the major nutrients.
UNDERSTANDING pH – pH measurement alone is an insufficient guide to calcium status.?A high pH soil does not necessarily have enough calcium.
CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM – incorrect calcium/magnesium ratios increas the risk of staggers and milk fever.
POTASSIUM/SODIUM – The potassium/sodium ratio should be 5:1.?Animals do not favour forages with excess potassium or sodium.
PHOSPHORUS – is an important element for plants and animals alike however excess phosphate can reduce trace element availability with a detrimental affect on health and performance of livestock.
TOTALS – represent the total of available and currently unavailable, but potentially exploitable soil reserves of Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Potassium and Sodium.