Correct but thats far too sensible for government policy to considersurly if we don't use fertiliser the carbon footprint of the food will be higher as there is less yield to water down the fixed carbon costs (establishment , seed production, chems, harvest) but it wouldn't surprise me if they weren't looking at the bigger picture. food comes from the supermarket after all.
I'm not sure people are panic buying. The UK fert demand is still way behind where it would be normally, and with a haulage problem looming on deliveries, having product is probably fairly sensible.Putins agreed to turn up the gas supply so fert might start to go the other way. Folks panic buying fert and price talking are worse than the bogroll hoarders from last year!
You will not have your worst year ever by applying 70% of normal N.Theres a difference between panic buying and having a safety net. As you said less N might mean higher prices, be annoying to have your worst ever yields during the best ever prices. If it was a uk issue I think it would all blow over but it seems a world shortage and Gov are not going to help
Why is everyone so silly . No one ring up even for a price ignore fert reps they would soon get the message . But oh no let’s all ring up cuz u all got nowt better to do .
No one is being silly,if you need it on farm for feb/March you don’t really have any option but buy some now to ensure supply.This is a worldwide problem caused by the restart after COVID,AN isn’t being made in normal amounts anywhere much so supply is certain to be lower than normal.It’s a good time to learn how to farm with less tho.Why is everyone so silly . No one ring up even for a price ignore fert reps they would soon get the message . But oh no let’s all ring up cuz u all got nowt better to do .