UAP - NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011
Posted on October 7, 2011 at 2:19 PM
During August and September Peter Leach of Ultimate Agri-Products, Andrew Franklin ( Northern Agronomic Services) and Patrick Press (Sumitomo Chemicals) did a series of shed talks through Northern Queensland . The aim of these talks for me was to highlight the benefits of our liquid Lime (Ph Plus
) , Dolomite (Dolomite Plus
) and Gypsum (Gyp Flo
We did presentations at Mareeba , Tully and Innisfail where we spoke about application methods for mangoes, sugar cane and bananas.
In talking to the banana growers I highlighted the benefits of our products:
- The fine particle size (5micron) making the product available to plant first soil second opposite to granular product .
- The ease of application - it can be applied via drip systems or by boom spray
- The mixing rate is 1 litre of product to 5 litres of water .
With bananas the best results have been obtained with four applications of 15 litres per hectare applied quarterly.
Patrick followed by presenting information on Sumitomo`s products related to the above crops and Andrew who represents both companies in this area spoke on his role and experiences with the products. For information on the products mentioned, please see our products tab on the website.