home brew liquid fert

Al R

Livestock Farmer
West Wales
Used to self mix a lot of it when I was spraying and we had a bit of a lull in June/July. It isn’t simple to do and requires a lot of time and energy to do it well! Also mixing water with 46% Urea you end up with a product around 20% Nitrogen if mixed well and it’s the mixing well is the problem and not having 5% nitrogen water with all of the urea still at the bottom. From what I remember 4,000 litres water and 2,000kg of Urea mixed together with constant agitation for 48 hours would give you the required solution but it was hit and miss what nitrogen value’s you actually came back with without testing in a lab. We were doing 29t of straight Urea every few days so it wasn’t that big of a deal to justify the cost of a few plastic pumps, specially designed agitator tanks and storage tanks etc.
unless you’ve got circa 1,000 acres of cropping I wouldn’t bother contemplating it.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...