So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Problem is we're not making much , gas is still soaring ...
It will be self limiting surely. Farmers cut back rates worldwide. Market goes into over supply. Price crashes.
Maybe we are entering an era when farmers don’t feel obliged to flood markets with “ cheap food”. I certainly don’t. Nothing will get much more than 150 kg N per ha here this year.
The last thing we need is over supply of wheat.
 

bobk

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Location
stafford
It will be self limiting surely. Farmers cut back rates worldwide. Market goes into over supply. Price crashes.
Maybe we are entering an era when farmers don’t feel obliged to flood markets with “ cheap food”. I certainly don’t. Nothing will get much more than 150 kg N per ha here this year.
The last thing we need is over supply of wheat.
Interesting , my most profitable input is N .
 

solo

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Location
worcestershire
More Sulphur , less fungs , that's my plan , could go tits up but there is evidence
Thats you taking charge of agronomy decisions, but an agronomist usually is tied to chemical sales, be that volume or margin to make money.
Moisture deficit here dictates fertiliser rates and fungicide spend. I Usually spend significantly less on crop sprays going by the Reading survey statistics, but more on fertiliser. 2020 results were particularly poor due to low yields. 2021 could see a very large variation in input prices as well as output margins. It will make for interesting reading next summer.
 

curlietailz

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Arable Farmer
Location
Sedgefield
I think this year many farmers will discover that yield isn’t king….. if you control your costs and don’t chase that last ( half) ton with fert & spray the margin is similar
Lots of variables of course
But if I were a fertilizer or pesticide salesman I’d be worried that my market was slipping away never to return

we’re planning on reducing N across the board
 

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