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Providing Irish farmers with high-quality tillage fertilisers

 

Our commitment to Irish tillage farmers and growers is to provide high-quality fertilisers for a variety of crops in the tillage sector. Our goal is to help customers achieve their target yields and high-quality outputs. Due to our dust free granules, farmers can be assured of a clean, accurate application.

When applying fertiliser to tillage crops, we recommend tray testing each product in the field to ensure an accurate spread pattern across your tramline width. It is also essential that your soil is at its optimum fertility and contains all required nutrients to ensure target crop growth and yield. It is recommended to regularly sample your soil in order to provide the soil with the required nutrients, in turn maximising your crop yield. 

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To learn more about how you can increase crop quality and yield, view our brochure below.

 

Increase your crop yield with our range of tillage fertilisers

NPK(S) Cereals N P K S B Mg Ca
10-10-20 10 10 20        
10-3-28 + S 10 3 28 3      
10-5-25 + S 10 5 25 3      
10-7-25 + S 10 7 25 3      
10-8-20 + S 10 8 20 2.5      
10-8-25 + S 10 8 25 2.5      
11-7-23 + S 11 7 23 3      
12-8-20 + S 12 8 20 3      
13-6-20 + S 13 6 20 3      
14-5-20 + S 14 5 20 3      
14-7-14 + S 14 7 14 3      
15-10-10 + S 15 10 10 3      
15-3-20 + S 15 3 20 3      
16-7-14 + S 16 7 14 3      
18-4-12 + S 18 4 12 3      
18-6-12 +/- S 18 6 12 3      
19-0-15 + S 19 0 15 3      
5-6-35 – 500Kg 5 6 35        
7-8-30 – 500kg 7 8 30        
N & S Compounds N P K S B Mg Ca
ASN 26%N 14%S 26     14      
CAN 27%N 27            
SuperCAN 27%N 4%S 27     4      
SuperCAN CCF 27     4      
Urea 46            
Urea + S 38     7      

 

On Farm Support 

 

Our technical team are available to provide advice and crop-specific recommendations to ensure that you achieve high quality yields at harvest time. We can develop specifically requested blends to suit your soil type, or crop requirements through your local merchant or Co-op

TILLAGE FERTILISER 

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED 

Should I use a compound that includes trace elements?

To maximise the return on chemical fertiliser, trace elements are required in small amounts but nevertheless they are essential to maximise crop yield and quality. The most important trace elements in tillage are Boron, which is essential for healthy plant growth, Zinc for fertility, seed formation, plant growth and defence against diseases and Manganese for activation of various enzyme systems involved in plant metabolism including chlorophyll synthesis.

When should I apply P and K to my crops?

The timing of P and K will depend on the soil’s fertility status. Index 1 soils (very low), the P and K should be combined, drilled before sowing and incorporated at sowing time. This is beneficial as sufficient P and K is required in the seedbed in the early stages of development for root establishment and tillering in cereal crops. On index 2 (low) and 3 (medium) soils, P and K should be applied at sowing and worked well into the seedbed as a compound fertiliser (N, P, K). For example, 10-10-20 / 13-6-20 etc.

What are the off takes of P and K in cereal crops?

Per tonne of spring wheat/barley grain yield, there are 3.4-3.8 units of P and 4.7-11.4 units of K removed. A crop of oats removes 3.8-4.7 units of P and 4.7-14.4 units of K. As an absolute minimum, these offtakes must be replaced and, in most instances, additional application is required to have soils at optimal index. 

Should I be using a Sulphur product on my crops?

Most tillage soils are deficient in S, especially in areas of light or sandy soils and soils with low organic matter. The most effective way to apply S to your tillage crops is within your NPK compound or through N application in the form of Target Fertilisers’ SuperCan CCF 27N 4S. Target Fertilisers include S in most of their compounds as it is a cost-effective method of increasing N efficiency within the plant.