Grains make up many of the building blocks for most of our food. At Fertoz, we understand that a filling and healthy meal begins with your healthy and thriving grain crops. Our organic fertilizer provides the nutrients needed in your grain farming to produce high yields. With our phosphate fertilizer, we can help you feed and grow the grain that feeds the world. We are happy to help you build a strong crop of grains.

Improving Wheat Yields

The effect of rock phosphate on soil fertility in organic production systems was studied on wheat in India in 3 trials. Rock Phosphate was applied with phosphate solubilizing micro-organisms in 2 trials (Kaur et al., 2016 ; Sharma and Prasad, 2003) and with fungal isolates in another. Results show that yields were higher with the application of rock phosphate with and without the addition of other organisms. Other early growth parameters such as phosphorus uptake were also improved. The studies also demonstrated the applicability of rock phosphate in alkaline soils, especially with soil inoculation of phosphate solubilizing bacteria.

Rock Phosphate provides a long term phosphorus solution than other synthetic fertilizers with yield benefits (Muhammad, 2015). Application of Rock Phosphate to the soil surface significantly increased grain yield by 18%. The addition of humic acid, manure and microbes further improve rock phosphate solubility and overall yield.

Extensive Corn Research Findings

Long term effectiveness of rock phosphate was evaluated over 38 years in Iowa on low P soils with moderate to low pH. Corn yields increased as a result of fall application. The study concluded that rock phosphate could be used to maintain optimum soil P levels. Availability of phosphorus from rock phosphate is improved through acidity and reactions with constituents of the soil.

An Illinois study on acidic soil showed improved corn and oat yield from rock phosphate compared to control. The study confirmed that the effectiveness of rock phosphate in supplying phosphorus to crops is similar to that of superphosphate.

A 15% yield benefit and a 41% yield benefit was observed in corn grown in India from rock phosphate application at 59 kg P2O5/ha and 87.5 kg RP/ha respectively. Rock Phosphate, applied at three rates (20, 40 and 60 kg P/ha) in Kenya showed between 14 to 52% yield benefits on maize. High rates of rock phosphate application persisted in the soil for three consecutive growing seasons according to Ndung et al., 2006. A net benefit of 906 US $/ha was assessed from high application (60 kg P/ha) of rock phosphate.

Phosphate Fertilizer for Your Grain Crops

The balance of nutrients in your grain fertilizer will vary depending on the type of grain you are trying to grow as well as how and when you are fertilizing. For example, if you are planting a shorter, stiffer variety of grain, it will need a fertilizer with a higher nitrogen content versus the taller varieties that require less nitrogen. If conditions are favorable for the grain such as well-drained soils and you know diseases can be controlled, you may want to add even more nitrogen.

When to Apply Grain Fertilizer

In general, it is a commonly accepted practice to apply nutrients to the fertilizer band at planting. This provides the young seed with the nutrients they need to grow and create a successful yield. Since nitrogen is needed for the growth of some types of grains such as winter wheat, you may consider splitting the application of nitrogen fertilizers so that the grains have a constant source of nitrogen to feed on, allowing them to produce higher yields.

Grain Farming

When applying seed, it is generally accepted to apply fertilizer at the same time. There are many different methods for applying seed and fertilizer. These methods include spray seeding and forage seeding. There are also different times for optimal planting of your grains such as with winter wheat or springs oats. Whenever you decide to plant, our fertilizers will be ready for your use and ready to help your crops produce a fantastic yield.

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Amaranth Production

Two sources of rock phosphate at varying rates were tested on Amaranth varieties in Africa in an effort to demonstrate the effectiveness of indigenous sources of rock phosphate. Roc k phosphate reduced days to flowering, increased plant height, number of leave, number of branches and stem girth. Grain yields were at least doubled from rock phosphate application compared to untreated. Grain production is highest at optimal levels of phosphorus.

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Fertoz manufactures and supplies high quality, natural, organic input certified crop fertilizer products including rock phosphate that are suitable for agriculture, horticulture and turf in Canada and the US. Let us help you reach your yield potential!