Oat field with sun flares in the background

Fertiliser Focus – 19th April 2021

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Canadian agribusiness Richardson International announced last week, that it is to increase capacity at its Bedford facility by 35% over the next four years. Demand for oats continues to grow for this incredibly nutritious food, packed with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Oats are also associated with lower blood cholesterol when consumed regularly. Bedford is perfectly located in heart of the country’s key growing region. As the area of Oats is clearly expected to grow, AHDB currently have a project on-going, due to finish in May 2022, to look at Nitrogen and Sulphur management for yield and quality in winter and spring oats. AHDB decided that in the last major revision of RB209 Nutrient Management Guide, that the recommendations for oats was not robust enough due to insufficient data. It was also assumed that oats have a similar requirement for sulphur to that of other cereals, so it was concluded that more research in this area was needed. The research will provide a better understanding of how N rates, timings and S rates should be managed to meet grain specifications for milling oats. A link to the AHDB project page is below which also contains a link to a video with details of where to look for more information:-


Yara Podcast

Yara’s latest ‘Grow the future’ podcast has Natalie Wood, Arable Agronomist discussing second applications on cereals and how digital tools are not just ‘mumbo-jumbo’ but can help nitrogen use efficiency. Other recent podcasts include improving grazing animal health with Yara’s bio-fortified selenium fertilisers, known as the Booster range. These and other informative podcasts can be found by clicking the link below:


Formula 1 & Fertiliser

Not normally two things that you would put together. Ural Kali is a Russian potash producer and following the appointment of Russian driver Nikita Mazepin to F1 team Haas, it was announced they would become the title sponsor of that team.

Welcome to Catherine Coe

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Fertiliser Specialist Catherine Coe, Catherine joins us from well-respected farmer owned co-operative Fram Farmers. Catherine brings great enthusiasm and experience in the fertiliser arena and will be a great asset to our team. Starting from 12th April, everyone at COFCO Intl UK Ltd look forward to working with her and wish her well.


Economic Data as at close on Thursday 16th April v (9th April 2021) £ = $ 1.3834 ($1.3731) £ = 1.1551 (€ 1.1544)   Crude Oil = $ 66.72 ($ 63.09) Natural Gas =$ 2.57 ($2.62) Please treat pricing on graphs as a guide, please use quote request form for an up-to-date price.