British Potato 2017
Mark your diaries for Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November 2017 – OMEX are attending British Potato 2017!
On stand number 177, the OMEX team will be on board to discuss out total crop nutrition programmes.
This years show is hosted at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. To find out more on how to get to the event please click here. Doors open from 9am to 5:30pm on the Wednesday and 9am-4pm on the Thursday and tickets are FREE!
Having 40+ years in the agricultural industry, OMEX understands the specific needs around potato crops. OMEX suspension fertilisers for potatoes demonstrated significant yield increases over a branded solid fertiliser in replicated independent plot tests.
What are OMEX suspension fertilisers?
They are concentrated thixotropic liquids, which means they remain gelled when static and fully flowable when pumped, ensuring the high concentration of plant nutrients remains completely homogeneous.
Suspensions can contain almost any mix of nutrients and micronutrients, which are perfectly mixed so that each droplet of the product contains the complete analysis of nutrients, for unbeatable accuracy and consistency.
While solid blended fertiliser is prone to segregation, OMEX suspensions do not separate or settle during transport and application, and remain fully uniform from the factory to the last drop applied in the field.
How can OMEX suspension fertilisers benefit potato crops?
Nitrogen and Didin
OMEX’s highly adaptable liquid suspension fertilisers are accurate, easy to store and reduce waste and inefficiency.
In addition, OMEX potato suspension solutions contain three sources of nitrogen: ammonium phosphate, ammonium nitrate and urea. This potent mix ensures a balanced and even delivery of nitrogen to the crop, helping to maximise yields.
OMEX suspension fertilisers are also available with the nitrogen stabiliser Didin. This suspension fertiliser additive resulted in a 4t/ha increase in yields in ADAS plot tests, and can also reduce the carbon footprint of your potato crop – important if you are growing for crisps or processing.
Fully Soluble Phosphates
Potatoes are unique in requiring fully water soluble phosphate for optimum health. OMEX potato suspension fertiliser solutions contain 100% water soluble phosphate, compared to 60% in many solid fertilisers. They are also available with Polymex, an additive which makes phosphate in soil available to plants for longer, leading to a healthier, more disease resistant crop.
Potatoes love potash, but the nutrient’s high cost means it has to be treated with care. OMEX potato suspension solutions help growers apply potash accurately and evenly to reduce waste and maximise results. Suspension fertilisers for potatoes also offer a choice of potash source. Sulphate of potash, for example, is particularly useful for increasing dry matter in potatoes destined for crisping.
Uniquely in the UK, all OMEX suspension fertilisers contain magnesium. The magnesium is fully available, which means a single seedbed application can provide all of the crop’s requirements – no need for a separate pass.
Magnesium is available in all OMEX suspensions, providing the only true compound range of magnesium fertilisers available in the UK. The magnesium is fully crop available, allowing application in the seedbed to provide fully crop requirements, without the need for a seperate pass.
Sulphur Soil Conditioning
Potatoes are vulnerable to common scab, particularly those grown in high pH soil. OMEX suspension solution for potatoes contains micronised sulphur which has been shown in trials to reduce soil pH and limit the threat of common scab.