WIN AN AMAZONE FERT SPREADER WORTH £4000

23 April 1999




WIN AN AMAZONE FERT SPREADER WORTH £4000

WHAT is the point of having a reseeding policy, using the most appropriate and up-to-date seed mixtures, employing a modern fertiliser spreader and calibrating it properly, and then using the cheapest, poorest quality fertiliser you can get your hands on?

The answer, of course, is no point at all. With prices for farm produce so low and margins small, optimising milk and meat from grass and forage is one way of improving profitability. Using the grass seed and equipment that will give you optimum grass quantity and quality is important; using a quality fertiliser product has to be part of the package.

Whats meant by quality fertiliser? For best results, a product which is even in size – particles should all be between 2mm and 4mm – dust free and does not cake is a start, but these important factors are not the whole story.

Kemira produces Complex Compound Fertiliser (CCF) products. This means that typically, unlike a blended compound, every granule of a Kemira fertiliser contains nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur trioxide in whatever combination is appropriate to the declared analysis.

This means that the grass plants that represent your profit have a better chance of receiving the appropriate balance of nutrients from a CCF than from a blended compound, where the nutrients are contained in different forms and in different particles.

Another aspect of quality is providing you with the best products to do the best job in any circumstance that you need, within the grassland system that you choose to operate.

This sounds like a tall order, but we believe that we have the product range to suit most needs. Early Bite (27.10.0) and Swardsman (25.5.5) help produce quality grazed herbage, while Premier Cut (20.8.12), Slurry Balancer (28.3.8) and Bumper Crop (22.5.12) will help you reach the silage quantity and quality targets that you set.

With Number Ten (20.5.15), Sulphur Ten (20.4.14 + 7SO3), Kayenne (26.0.15) and Kayenne Sulphur (25.0.13 + 7SO3), your second and third cut and sulphur needs can also be met.

READ THE RULES:

1. How are the prizes to be won? Use your skill and judgement to answer the six multiple choice questions printed on this page. Entry coupons will appear in the Apr 23, 30, May 7 and 14 issues of FARMERS WEEKLY.

2. All entries will be examined and the prizes awarded to the competitors who answer correctly. In the event of a tie, a tie breaker will be used.

3. The decision of the judges and of the editor of FARMERS WEEKLY will in all matters be final and legally binding. No correspondence can be entered into.

4. The competition is open to all farmers, farm managers, contractors and farm workers in the UK, except employees of Reed Business Information and their families, or of employees of Kemira or Amazone and their distributors, or of FARMERS WEEKLYs printers.

5. The completed entry forms are the property of FARMERS WEEKLY, Kemira and Amazone.

6. Closing date for receiving completed coupons is May 21, 1999. They should be addressed to Amazone/Kemira/FARMERS WEEKLY Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION.

(1) For best spreading, a fertiliser should be dust free, should not cake and should contain particles which fall within the size range:

(a) 1-3mm (b) 2-4mm (c) 3-4mm

(2) For fertilisers, CCF stands for:

(a) Common Chemical Fertiliser

(b) Crucial Column Fertiliser

(c) Complex Compound Fertiliser

(3) Which sentence below best describes the difference between a CCF and a blended compound fertiliser?

(a) Blended compound and CCF fertilisers are exactly the same.

(b) Typically, all the granules of a CCF fertiliser contain all the nutrients in the declared analysis, while the blended compound fertiliser has different particles that contain different nutrients.

(c) Each blended compound fertiliser particle contains all the nutrients in the declared analysis, while the granules of a CCF fertiliser have different

particles that contain different nutrients.

(4) Early Bite (27.10.0) is a (5) Premier Cut (20.8.12) is

fertiliser product for: a fertiliser product for:

(a) Grazing (a) Grazing

(b) Silage (b) Silage

(c) Arable crops (c) Arable crops

(6) You are growing grass for second cut silage in a sulphur deficient area on a soil type that is adequate for phosphate. The fertiliser product that you should use is:

(a) Swardsman (25.5.5)

(b) Kayenne (26.0.15)

(c) Kayenne Sulphur (25.0.13 + 7SO3)

Full name……………………………………………………………………………………

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Are you a: Farmer? ………………….. Farm Manager?…………………………..

Contractor?……………………………… Worker?…………………………………….

Farm size……………… Grass acres………………Beef numbers……………….

Dairy numbers……………………….Sheep numbers………………………………..

Please send your completed coupon to:

Amazone/Kemira/Farmers Weekly Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS

Closing date is May 21, 1999

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Our star prize – an Amazone ZA-M Compact twin disc broadcaster with 1450 litre hopper, giving accurate spreading at widths of up to 28m. Specification includes calibration device, hydraulic shutter control for half side spreading, screening griddle, spreading discs, border disc and hopper cover. For two runners up, Lincolnshire based Spreader Calibration Specialists (SCS) will provide a FREE spreader calibration service which usually costs £130, but is worth much more in potential yield improvements from more accurate fertiliser application. Kemira will also provide 10 consolation prizes of FREE soil samples.


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