Biostimulant survey – Maximising potential

Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

Download PDF As growers grapple for ways to make the most of every gram of precious fertiliser resources this year, could biostimulants play a role in maximising uptake and utilisation? CPM explores the concept… If we can use biostimulants to raise an overall healthier crop across the field, then it’s going to help. By Charlotte Cunningham With record-high fertiliser prices seen this season, growers have been forced to be more efficient with usage to make the most out of what supplies they do – or don’t – have. For many, this has meant looking at and adjusting rates, considering how losses can be minimised by ‘little and often’ applications, and ensuring crops have everything else they need by means of phosphate, potash, magnesium and sulphur to produce the best possible results in a difficult scenario. Another aid which has been widely discussed is the use of biostimulants. And while such products won’t replace the absence of high volumes of nitrogen, some are claimed to optimise uptake and efficiency by the crop. But just how beneficial can they be? To set the scene, in a recent survey carried out by CPM and Interagro, 49% of growers said they will be reducing…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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