Minerals and Trace Elements to increase the availability of Phosphorus
Product Range: NatraMin Cal-S
Region: Palaroo Hillgrove, Armidale, NSW
There is a noticeable response in our pasture and Phosphorus levels have been maintained over the last four years despite the fact that no Phosphorus has been applied. Like most graziers in the New England, Marcus Laurie’s property at Armidale had the traditional acid-based fertiliser history with the use of Superphosphate. Looking for options, Marcus had trialled various alternatives and prior to using NatraMin, an independent soil analysis identified that trace elements were the most important thing that needed to be addressed. NatraMin was chosen because it provided the minerals and trace elements that were required.
Where we have applied NatraMin, the results in our pasture have been noticeable. The response showed up along fence lines and we can see where the spreader had been. I understand it is considered that there would be at least a 15-20% improvement if we are seeing a visual response and to cap it off, follow up soil tests have confirmed what we were seeing.”
Soil tests have shown that Phosphorus levels have been maintained over the last four years despite the fact that no Phosphorus has been applied. Since March 2010, two applications of NatraMin Cal-S have been applied at 250kg/ha.
In this country, NatraMin is a great product that delivers the trace elements that are lacking and I plug it to others based on the response In addition to providing broad spectrum minerals, NatraMin is formulated to stimulate the biological activity in the soil, helping to release locked-up nutrients.”
Minerals are essential for Phosphorus release
“Maximum response will not be obtained for an applied Phosphatic Fertiliser, whether water-soluble or water-insoluble, unless adequate qualities of other plant nutrients, including the secondary and trace elements, are present.” Fertilizer Industry Handbook, 1990 – p27