7 June 1996

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AND GO TO NORWAY

Know about fertilisers and the environment ? Then

why not put your knowledge to the test in our easy-

to-enter competition. You could win a three-day visit

to Norway, courtesy of Hydro Agri. The five runners-

up will each win a tonne of Hydro fertiliser

USING fertilisers efficiently means applying the optimum amount of nutrient at the right time for the crop concerned. There is no better solution for profitability and the environment.

Hydro Agri invests £2.5m in agronomic research across western Europe every year, much of it in Britain. That work has helped develop fertiliser planning tools which help farmers to fine tune applications to suit each crop. Using Extran Plan and Hydro Plan, you can tailor applications precisely, feeding crops according to need. That means avoiding over-application which can cut costs and protect the environment.

Hydro is extending its research to examine the practical use of variable rate application within individual fields. Technology, such as global positioning systems, provide valuable opportunities to fine tune applications even further.

Of course there is no substitute for farmers skill and local knowledge of agronomic and environmental factors. Many complicated questions are involved and to help you to answer them, Hydro Agri has produced the booklet Important Questions On Fertiliser and The Environment. You can order your free copy from Hydro Agri, Immingham, NE Lincs, DN40 2NS, (01469-554648).

Meanwhile, dont forget to enter our competition, it could help you to win the holiday of a lifetime in Norway. All six finalists will receive two tickets to visit the Royal Show on Tues, July 2 and an invitation to lunch when the draw for the overall winner will be made.

Use your fertiliser and environmental knowledge to answer the following four questions. Complete the form by ticking the appropriate box for each question, and return it to: FREEPOST BM6633, Hydro Agri Fertiliser Quiz, Birmingham B12 0BR. Closing date June 10, 1996.


Q1. Which of the following techniques does not help reduce nitrate leaching?

a Ploughing the soil and

leaving it bare over the

winter.

b Establishing a winter

crop as soon as possible.

c Sowing a cover crop.

d Reducing fertiliser rates

following manure application.


RULES

1. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish. All entries must be on an official entry form from FARMERS WEEKLY. Photocopies will not be accepted. Only one winning entry per farm address is allowed.

2. All entries must be received by the official closing date of first post on Mon, June 10, 1996, at the address at the foot of the entry form.

3. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost or delayed in the post, or elsewhere.

4. The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Finalists will be notified by post.

5. Employees of Norsk Hydro, its subsidiaries, distributors, agents, the staff of FARMERS WEEKLY and their families, may not enter.


Q3. Manufacturing

fertilisers consumes energy; growing crops intercept energy from the sun. As fertiliser rates are increased towards the optimum, does the ratio of energy output to input ?

a Increase

b Stay the same

c Decrease


Q2. What is the largest agricultural source of ammonia emissions to the air in Western Europe?

a Grazing animals

b Manure spreading

c Mineral fertiliser

application


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This coupon should be cut out and sent to FARMERS WEEKLY/Hydro Agri Fertiliser Quiz,

Freepost BM 6633, Birmingham B12 0BR. Closing date:June 10 1996.


Q4.Which of the

following nutrients is now being added to fertilisers to compensate for the decline in industrial

pollution?

a Nitrogen

b Phosphorous

c Sulphur

d Calcium


I agree to the rules as legally binding:

The five runners up in this competition will each win a tonne of Hydro fertiliser. Dont forget the June 10 closing date, though.

The winner

gets a three-day holiday for

two in Norway, home of Hydro.