Sulphate of potash

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by BSH, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. BSH

    BSH Member

    Location:
    Romsey, Hampshire
    Anyone got any info on sources and sensible prices of this product. Proving hard to find!
     
  2. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Not possible to find cheap. I've stopped using it now
     
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  3. Louis Mc

    Louis Mc Member

    Location:
    Meath, Ireland
    What do you consider cheap? Do you use mop instead?
     
  4. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Mop is cheap, that's undeniable.

    I'm planning on fibrophos in the future
     
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  5. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    £600+ when I asked:(
     
  6. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    You need to find a new supplier, my quotes were sub £500
     
  7. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    I may have got the precise figure wrong, don't remember it being less than £500 though.

    Don't they add MOP to Fibrophos to bring it up to desired levels?
     
  8. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    I don't know, it's a good question. There's a high K fibrophos, maybe that's how they do it.
     
  9. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Only heard it on here.
     
  10. Your not going in for the " muriate of potash is harmful because it contains chloride" thing are you?

    (Hope not!)
     
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  11. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    NaCl is a good fertiliser in its own right if you feed the soil to feed the cows. For me though SOP would save an application of AS after a silage cut. Can get a bit tedious going round 3 times, urea, MOP and AS.
     
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  12. Yes they do http://www.fibrophos.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/QCH_Fibrophos_Fertiliser_MSDS.pdf

    The products are prepared by blending ashes produced from the incineration of poultry manure and associated bedding together with a proportion of timber and other biomass. Up to 15% of potassium chloride (muriate of potash) and/or Triple Super Phosphate and/or Agricultural Grade Chalk (50%NV) may be added to adjust the analysis and up to 15% unreacted lime may remain in certain products in the range.
     
  13. phil

    phil Member

    Location:
    Wexford
    What's your view on that one Will?
     
  14. I think it's a misrepresentation of the truth to associate chloride with chlorine in the sense that their effect is related. But i did only get a C in gcse chemistry. What do you say Philip?
     
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  15. phil

    phil Member

    Location:
    Wexford
    It all depends what your aim is, I would like to use it

    I know at moment the price differential between MOP and SOP makes its use cost prohibitive

    I am using sulphate of ammonia and muriate of potash, not the same thing but that's farming
     

  16. Why would you like to use it?
     
  17. phil

    phil Member

    Location:
    Wexford
    I know what its benefits are in potatoes and fruit, surely grains would be same
     
  18. dontknowanything

    Location:
    Cambridge
    I prefer not to use mop because of the soil texture effect
     
  19. phil

    phil Member

    Location:
    Wexford
    I read that during World War 2 they used MOP to compact runways
    Also potassium chloride is what used as lethal injection in US
    I like my bugs and if I add any at drilling I'd prefer not to execute them
     
  20. Where did you read it? I've heard all sorts of stories about what they compacted runways with.

    potassium chloride is also a medicine! Dose is the poison.
     

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