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The Vital Role of Fertilisers in Soil Health with Profile Fertilisers, Pahiatua

Friday 10 May 2024, 2:46PM

By Media PA

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The Vital Role of Fertilisers in Enhancing Soil Health

Fertilisers are integral to modern agriculture, boosting plant growth and enhancing soil health. Their responsible use can lead to improved agricultural productivity while supporting environmental sustainability.

Balanced Nutrition for Soil and Plant Health

Effective fertilisers provide a balanced mix of essential nutrients that benefit both soil structure and plant health. Key components typically include Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Sulphur (S), and Calcium (Ca). Each of these nutrients plays a vital role: nitrogen for plant growth, phosphorus for development and energy transfer, sulphur for chlorophyll and protein synthesis, and calcium for strengthening cell walls and improving soil structure.

Enhancing Soil Structure

Calcium is especially crucial in enhancing soil structure. It improves water infiltration and aeration, crucial elements for robust root development and optimal soil ecosystem functioning. Good soil structure allows for better water retention, reduces erosion, and facilitates root penetration, all of which are essential for healthy crop production.

Sustainable Nutrient Release

The adoption of slow-release fertilisers represents a sustainable approach to agriculture. These fertilisers ensure a steady supply of nutrients over an extended period, reducing the risk of leaching where nutrients seep away from the soil into waterways. This gradual release helps maintain a consistent nutrient level, supporting plant growth throughout the growing season.

Supporting Plant Health in Cold Seasons

Applying fertilisers during the colder months—from late autumn to early spring—can be particularly effective. During these times, cold soil temperatures can inhibit nutrient uptake, and a well-timed fertiliser application ensures that plants receive the necessary nutrients to thrive even under challenging conditions.

Economic and Environmental Benefits

With slow-release fertilisers, the frequency of applications is reduced, which cuts down on labour and resource usage. This approach not only saves costs but also minimises the environmental impact associated with frequent fertiliser applications. It helps in reducing runoff, preserving water quality, and decreasing the carbon footprint of farming operations.

Introducing Enforcer

At the end of this discussion on the importance of fertilisers in modern agriculture, it's worth highlighting Enforcer, a product by Profile Fertilisers. This innovative fertiliser is designed as a slow-release, environmentally friendly option that exemplifies the company's commitment to sustainable agriculture. Offering a balanced formulation and reduced application frequency, Enforcer is an excellent choice for farmers seeking to optimise plant nutrition and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable farming future.

Contact Profile Fertilisers

Don Henderson: 021 643 698

Factory: 027 222 7698

donh@profilefert.co.nz

www.profilefert.co.nz

Contact Phillip Quay

phillip@mediapa.co.nz

027 458 7724

www.mediapa.co.nz