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Win 10 tonnes of CF Nitram with Farmers Guide and CF Fertilisers One very lucky Farmers Guide reader will win 10t of CF’s Nitram fertiliser by entering this exclusive competition. Please read the article below, answer the simple question that follows and then fill in the entry form or take part online.

Nitram FACTS

Dry spring underlines importance of correct fertiliser choice

correct choice is one of the most important decisions a grower has to make.” A key factor to consider is nitrogen utilisation efficiency – the relationship between what comes out of the back of a spreader and what is taken up by the plant, he says. “Defra NT26 research indicates the process of volatilisation to the air reduces the amount of urea nitrogen available to cereal crops by an average of 22 per cent. “In the worst-case scenario this was 43 per cent and was even higher in grassland. So, nearly half of the nitrogen paid for in urea can end up in the atmosphere and not on your crops.”

Optimum rate Ammonium nitrate (AN) remains the most reliable nitrogen fertiliser choice for UK arable producers and there’s no more trusted a name than CF Fertilisers’ Nitram (34.5%N). British-made and used by thousands of the country’s crop producers for over two generations, its iconic blue bag is synonymous with top quality, performance and value. And if ever there was a year to underline just how important choosing the best fertiliser is, 2017 is it, with producers who opted to choose urea experiencing problems due to the dry conditions during the spring, says Ross Leadbeater of CF Fertilisers. “These dry conditions may have resulted in some urea sitting on top of the land with the potential volatilisation resulting in nitrogen being lost to the atmosphere, leading to a detrimental effect on cost and the environment. “With nitrogen fertiliser creating the greatest return on investment of all inputs at around 5:1 on cereals,

Researchers have found that to maintain crop yields, the optimum nitrogen rate using urea would have to be, on average, 20 per cent higher than with AN – which is neither good for the environment or production costs, Ross Leadbeater adds. “On average, winter cereals using urea were shown to have yields 0.3–0.4t/ha less than those receiving AN-based fertiliser nitrogen.” “When it comes to grain quality, an ADAS review in 2015 concluded use of AN increased grain protein content by 0.4 per cent on average compared with urea, illustrating its superior performance in milling wheats. “Replicated experiments funded by Defra since 2003 have shown that at a rate of 200kg N/ha, AN yielded more than urea in 77 per cent of cases and gave a yield advantage of more than 1t/ha in one case. “There is little doubt that AN is a much better choice for UK producers than urea, and Nitram is the perfect choice for arable farmers wanting to reduce their cost of production, maximise yields and minimise risks.”

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Nitram is a very predictable and efficient source of nitrogen manufactured and marketed for over 50 years. Ammonium nitrate (Nitram) is the most efficient source of nitrogen there is and ‘the best option for the environment and farming’ according to Defra research. With consistent manufacture, Nitram prills spread evenly up to wider widths (with a correctly calibrated spreader) maximising application accuracy and minimising environmental concerns. Nitram is supported by CF Fertilisers’ technical advice services such as N-Min and N-Calc to ensure optimum utilisation efficiency.

To take part in the competition, please read the question below and circle the correct answer: Researchers have found that to maintain crop yields, the optimum nitrogen rate using urea over AN would have to be, on average... a) 5% higher

b) 10% higher

c)15% higher

d) 20% higher

Please also complete the following statement in less than 25 words. I believe Nitram grows better crops because: ............................................................. ....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... Name:.............................................. Trading Name: ............................................................. Address: ..................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... Postcode: ......................... Contact Phone Number: ........................................................ Email: .......................................................................................................................................... Are you the main fertiliser decision maker? Y / N Please tick to receive details of CF Fertilisers products Farm type:

Arable

Livestock

Mixed

If arable, area of production.............. ha If livestock, area of grassland................ha Please complete the above and either: • Post to: CF & Farmers Guide Nitram Competition, CF Fertilisers UK Ltd, Ince, Chester CH2 4LB. • Take a picture of the completed entry form with your smartphone and email it to: competition@cffertilisers.co.uk • Or enter online visit: cffertilisers.co.uk/competition Terms & Conditions 1. The prize is 10 tonnes of CF Fertilisers Nitram for the winner's own use. It is subject to availability, nonrefundable, non-transferable and no prize alternative available. 2. The competition (Prize Draw) is open to bona fide farmers who comply with the AIC 5 point plan for safe storage and handling of fertiliser. 3. Entrants must be GB mainland residents (aged 18yrs or over), excluding ‘employees’ or ‘relatives of employees’ of Farmers Guide (Early Bird Farming Publications Ltd) or CF Fertilisers UK Ltd 4. Inclusion in the Prize Draw is subject to entry and registration. All entries must contain valid name, address and contact number. 5. Entries to the draw must be received by August 31st 2017 . 6. Only one entry per person is permitted. Entries should be posted to the address shown, submitted online or handed to CF at events attended by CF, or CF Distributors during this competition period. 7. The winner will be selected at random from all valid entrants. Acceptance of the prize is consent to use winners name and photo in publication 8. The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. 9. Completion of this form implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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