What is Fertilizer?
- Plants require 16 different nutrients for healthy growth – classified as Macronutrients (Primary & Secondary) or Micronutrients
- The three primary macronutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K) – consumed in the greatest quantities, these nutrients are each responsible for different aspects of plant health.
Potash and Fertilizer Fundamentals
- World population increasing
- Decreasing arable land per capita
- Improving diets
- Increasing standards of living
- More Protein
Potash Application Yields Positive Net Returns
- Potassium (K), otherwise known as “Potash” (KCl), improves plant durability & resistance to drought, disease, weeds, parasites & cold weather
- Potash is an essential, irreplaceable nutrient needed for plant development
- While potash has 3 main uses, 95% of the world’s potash is used in fertilizer
- Experimental studies have consistently shown the economic benefits of a balanced potash application program.
The actual impact of lower potash application may not be immediately apparent – could take 1-3 year to see the full impact.