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Ultra Fine Particle Fertiliser, Suspended in Liquid, will improve your soil pH

Ultra Fine Particle Fertiliser, Suspended in Liquid, will improve your soil pH

Andrew de Lautour, Soil Scientist and founder of PFP Fertilisers, producers of Ultra Fine Particle Fertilisers, gives us his insight into the importance of soil pH.

In the past, nutrients have been applied to the ground in an agricultural grade particle size. These are large in comparison to the more recent innovation of Ultra Fine Particle application.

Ultra Fine Particle fertilisers represent nutrient products that are ground down to a size of less than 20 micron. This Ultra Fine Particle massively increases the surface area of the product being applied making it more efficient and generates a higher response in your soil and plants. If you picture a piece of steak, cooked to perfection, you will often season it with ground pepper. However, if you were to try to season it with four WHOLE peppercorns placed on top of the steak you will get only four mouthfuls of steak with your pepper. Each of those mouthfuls will be overridden with the pepper taste and spice. Ground pepper will give you a more even spread and a far better tasting piece of well seasoned steak. The exact same principle applies with Ultra Fine Particle Fertiliser.

When it comes to soil, optimum nutrient availability falls between soil pH 6.0 and 6.5. To understand the chart shown below, note that the coloured bars relate to the various nutrients, the wider the bar, the more available that nutrient is. You will see that Potassium is about 30% available at pH 5.0 and by pH 6.1 it’s 100% available.

Diagram of soil pH in relation to nutrient availability

The Tow and Fert range offer farmers the opportunity to apply our Ultra Fine Particle Lime products and other fertiliser products whilst suspended in liquid. This is an effective and efficient way of applying the nutrients your soil, your pasture and your animals need. 

Table of particle sizes in relation to the pH maintenance requirements