Over two years ago we embarked on changing the make-up of out Impact fertilisers to take account of a move towards a more balanced approach to nutrition and soil biology, primarily by changing the base material from a chemically inert filler to an organic source. This organic source will act as a food source for the naturally occurring soil flora and fauna.
All organic sources are plant based and GM free.
Since their introduction in 2019, we have been supplying our ImpactPlus range to this specification. When we introduced our Quantum products for 2020, we also continued our commitment to this more organic approach.
As well as both the ImpactPlus and Quantum ranges, our Humik granular fertilisers and our Impact Organic 14-2-8 products also conform to the organo-mineral standards.
Below are the relevant features of our organo-mineral products:
|Product||Analysis||Organic Matter %||Organic Carbon %||Organic N %|
|ImpactPlus Accelerate||14-0-12 + 2Fe||13.66||7.65||1.25|
|ImpactPlus Vitalize||16-5-16 + 2MgO||15.50||8.68||1.42|
|ImpactPlus Summer Perk||14-0-4 + 6Fe||26.50||14.84||1.74|
|ImpactPlus Emerge||10-20-10 + 2Fe||22.50||12.60||2.00|
|ImpactPlus All Round||5-5-15 + 4Fe + 3MgO||19.00||10.64||1.74|
|ImpactPlus Perk||4-0-14 + 10Fe||19.27||10.79||0.60|
|ImpactPlus SRF 19-0-19||19-0-19 + 2Fe||8.00||4.48||0.73|
|ImpactPlus SRF 12-0-24||12-0-24 + 2Fe||15.50||8.68||1.42|
|Quantum Paspalum 5-3-18||5-3-18 + 13CaO + 2MgO||18.50||10.36||1.70|
|Quantum Sport 14-5-18||14-5-18 +3 MgO + 3CaO||14.17||7.94||1.30|
|Impact Organic 14-2-8 (Fine & Medium)||14-2-8||34.20||19.15||2.60|
E.U. Organo-Mineral Fertilisers
To be classified as E.U. Organo-Mineral Fertilisers, Organic Carbon should be greater than 7.5% and Organic Nitrogen greater than 0.5%. All of our products meet these criteria with the exception of ImpactPlus SRF 19-0-19.
The Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio
The C/N ratio of all the products is extremely low, eliminating the risk that the soil micro-organisms will “steal” nitrogen from the soil and tie it up as they break down the carbon, which makes the nitrogen unavailable to a crop.
In addition to the benefit of being classed as organo-mineral, all of the ImpactPlus products have the additional benefit of our unique bio-stimulant coating, ‘Asset’.
Our ImpactPlus ‘Asset’ coated range of fine turf fertilisers are highly effective on all soil types with differing base nutrient levels, and are proven to help improve turf vigour and root density.
When stressed, plants naturally produce osmolytes to help combat the environmental stresses. Production is favoured under water-deficit or salt stress as they provide stress tolerance to cell without interfering cellular function.
Asset is one of a group of these osmolyte compounds and is extracted from a plant species which has naturally occurring high levels.
Asset helps overcome plant stress and aids recovery by:
- Osmotic Regulation
- Cell Membrane Protection
- Reduction in Free Radical Production
- Protection of Photosynthetic Biochemical Pathways
Our bio-stimulant, Asset, has been proven in independent trials to increase ground cover of newly sown seed, increase levels of growth and recovery and improve root density.