Fert use

Rowland

Member
Thankfully I’m out of full time farming now but still have an interest in it .
With the obvious problems with fertiliser has anyone who has all the feet they need and bought a semi decent price considered using about half of it this season and holding onto the other half for next season ?
Or just sell it all now at £1000 a ton 🤷‍♂️
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I’m going to use the full amount on my crops. Can see any point growing a crop and shorting it the one thing that drives yield the most. Next year if fertilizer prices are higher then re think then, personally think prices are higher to stay but you never know. Crop prices are decent to help cover the extra cost so I’m all in.
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
I’m going to use the full amount on my crops. Can see any point growing a crop and shorting it the one thing that drives yield the most. Next year if fertilizer prices are higher then re think then, personally think prices are higher to stay but you never know. Crop prices are decent to help cover the extra cost so I’m all in.
A question from a grassland farmer.

If next year you can only afford half fertiliser do you fallow half and full rate fert half or grow all the area and give it half rate?
 

benny6910

Member
Arable Farmer
A question from a grassland farmer.

If next year you can only afford half fertiliser do you fallow half and full rate fert half or grow all the area and give it half rate?
If I become in this situation then I will fallow half and full rate half. Hopefully I will not have to make this decision in July/august.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I’m going to use the full amount on my crops. Can see any point growing a crop and shorting it the one thing that drives yield the most. Next year if fertilizer prices are higher then re think then, personally think prices are higher to stay but you never know. Crop prices are decent to help cover the extra cost so I’m all in.
Hopefully not a situation I’d like to be in but fortunately here we have soyabean as an option. They are good at scavenging p and k and fix their own N so that would my go to crop and full rate the other half. leaving land fallow just adds to next years problems and our soil needs a crop to keep pulling moisture out or the next year it can be a swamp.
 

ajcc

Member
Livestock Farmer
Farming was hard enough with fert at £300 / ton now it is three times the price! I for one will not be buying take a fertiliser holiday.
If we get a drought on this dry, coastal far.m I shall have made right decision.
Have put some lime on and am buying some silage in currently but bagged fertiliser no.....excepting my fodderbeet ground which has had initial 50.25.25 and all my fym in preparation for planting this week.
 

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
Talking to a friend who is buying as much bagged silage as possible, saving his own till next year, myself, putting full amount on crops and half on grass as clover will help their. It's a lottery for next year, I was planning to grow twice as much wheat as this year, will see what the autumn brings.
 

snarling bee

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
A question from a grassland farmer.

If next year you can only afford half fertiliser do you fallow half and full rate fert half or grow all the area and give it half rate?
Probably fallow some, but it depends on the price of the crop, which we dont know. But I will be putting 50% N on all acreage, probably still yield 85%. Difficult to farm the sun and water if there is no crop.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Had this discussion the other day with my next door neighbour, we both came to pretty much the same conclusion.
Either wall to wall SB, cheap as chips or just concentrate on 1st wheats fallow the rest or just fallow the bloody lot. Got a lot of winter beans in here this year so there will be a large wheat acreage next year if inputs/prices are favourable
 

bluebell

Member
I think , correct me if im wrong? but most large farmers buy, take delivery of their fertilizer late summer, early autumn , so would have had most of their fertilizer requirements in the barn , paid for at last years prices, its this years buying that will have the biggest impact? i was quite lucky to have had a few tons left from last year?
 

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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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