Fertilizers are food for plants: they provide the essential nutrients that they need to grow and thrive.
Organic matter is essential to the success of any field and crop. Not only does it provide essential, natural nutrients to your soil, but it also improves the overall quality of your soil. Organic matter helps reduce water loss by making the soil better able to absorb water and hold that water until needed by the plant. With a lack of organic matter, soil often becomes hardened and crusted, resulting in water running off the fields, rather than being absorbed and used by the crop.
Organic matter is at the very heart of our fertilizer product, making up 60-70% of its total makeup – meaning that for every one tonne of LaSalle pellets, you will be putting 1,323 – 1500 pounds of organic matter into your soil.
No one can debate the importance of nitrogen in your soil. It is one of the main building blocks to a healthy harvest, playing a large role in photosynthesis and providing one of the core elements to any plant’s growth and maturity. Nitrogen deficiency makes itself known slowly – smaller yields and yellowing leaves which may not be immediately apparent.
LaSalle Agri Products contain the ideal amount of nitrogen for fields. For every 1 tonne of LaSalle Agri pellets, your field will receive 90-110 pounds of nitrogen, ensuring your crops have the essential building blocks to a healthy harvest. An added benefit of LaSalle’s pellets is that the nitrogen is distributed in solid-state form, allowing for a 45% carry over into the first year and making it more effective as a long-term nitrogen source. Most competitors distribute nitrogen in the liquid form and average prices at fifty cents a pound – which is not only more money, but does not offer the carryover that solid-state form does. LaSalle product provides nitrogen at a less expensive option and is key to harvesting healthy crops – factors that will ultimately benefit your bottom line.
LaSalle Agri product offers farmers a means to provide consistent amounts of phosphate for fields and encouraging strong, healthy initial plant development. As one of the key components in plant growth, phosphate plays a significant role in photosynthesis. A good way to distinguish if your fields are phosphate deficient is the colouring of the leaves, with phosphate deficiency normally showing itself in a purple-red colour, particularly on the older leaves of the plant.
Within 1 tonne of LaSalle product, 70-170 pounds is phosphate.
With the efforts to reduce acid rain over that last three decades, the need for sulphur supplementation in North American soil has become increasingly important and is recognized as a growing area of concern for farmers.
Sulphur provides important support for your crops, including seed production, preventing stunted crop growth, and helping with photosynthesis. Should your soil be lacking in sulphur, your crops will display a yellowing colour, beginning with the newest leaves of the plant.
LaSalle Pellets is able to answer this growing need for sulphur supplementation that many fields are experiencing. Within 1 tonne of Agri Product, there is 18 pounds of sulphur that will be directly placed on your fields and used by your crops. It’s a consistent amount of sulphur that helps avoid deficiency, resulting in better-balanced soil and greener crops, making your money and fertilizer investments go even further!