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What is Fibrophos?

Fibrophos is a concentrated multi-nutrient compound fertiliser. Produced in the UK, it is made from a sustainable and renewable fuel from poultry litter, that is burned to generate electricity, leaving a nutrient-rich by product. Fibrophos contains all the nutrients except nitrogen that were present in the poultry litter, recycling these nutrients to the soil.

Fibrophos is a valuable source of immediately available and long-term forms of phosphate and potash. It also contains useful amounts of secondary nutrients and trace elements.

Fibrophos is inorganic, has no smell and can be used where appropriate as an alternative to superphosphate and muriate of potash based fertilisers.


Standard grade 0-12-12

Although the standard Fibrophos analysis is 0:12:12, we can add straights of P and K, on a  load by load basis, to make these other bespoke grades.

Other available grades include: 0-15-7 : 0-9-19 : 0-6-31

Although cereals and grassland are traditional favourite crops to receive Fibrophos applications, the product is approved on all arable crops. The low heavy metal content also allows the product to be used in vegetable crop situations.

What are the Benefits


All grades of Fibrophos put back the major, secondary and trace nutrients to help maintain healthy soils for today's and tomorrow's farming needs.


  • An ideal Phosphate and Potash fertiliser for use across the farm

  • Perfect for grassland and arable alike

  • Phosphate releases throughout the growing season, optimising crop growth

  • Contains Potash and Magnesium in balance so reduces the risk of grass staggers

  • Consistent, well-established and proven product for over 18 years

  • Entirely produced in the UK

  • Available in a range of grades to suit your soils

  • Applied by experienced contractors it gives you more time at busy periods

  • Contains valuable secondary elements - Magnesium, Sulphur, Calcium, Sodium

  • Contains a wide range of trace elements at no extra cost

  • Competitively priced

  • Environmentally friendly and derived from renewable sources


Trace elements in Fibrophos...

Fibrophos contains the full range of trace elements needed by crops and grass. In crops, deficiencies of Manganese, Boron and Copper are most common. Grass rarely suffers from trace element deficiency but the herbage may contain too little Copper and Selenium to meet livestock needs.

The trace elements supplied by a typical application of 600kg/ha will meet, if not exceed, the amounts removed by most crops.
 

Content (ppm in Fibrophos)600kg of Fibrophos supplies (g/ha)10t/ha wheat grain typically removes (g/ha)*7t/ha silage DM typically removes (g/ha)**
Boron150900.04570
Copper5003007820
Cobalt106--
Iron40002400610500
Manganese20001200389800
Molybdenum306-5
Selenium530.221.2
Zinc2000120056150
* Soil and soil fertility. Troeh, F R and Thompson, L M. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. Evidence of low selenium concentrations in UK bread-making wheat grain. Adams, M L, Lombi, E, Zhao, F and McGath, S P (2002). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 82, 1160-1165.
** Nutrient elements in grassland. Whitehead, D C. CABI Publishing, 2000.

Typical amounts of secondary nutrition...

Typical amount of secondary and trace elements removed by crops & applied by typical a application of Fibrophos, expressed in Kg/Ha.

Calcium CaOMagnesium MgOSulphur SO3Manganese MnBoron BCopper CuZinc ZnIron Fe
Wheat@ 10t/ha plus 5t/ha straw373148.50.680.060.060.350.69
Barley@8t/ha grain plus 5t/ha straw27.523400.510.060.050.300.55
Rape@4.5t/ha23171030.640.320.060.320.32
Potatoes@50t/ha1616380.200.040.100.200.20
Grass Silage@ 25t/ha @ 20%DM4312.5190.500.050.050.250.75
Fibrophos applied @ 600kg/ha15632441.560.090.321.252.5
*60kg/ha Sulphur required at end of flowering

How is Fibrophos applied?

JSE-Systems operate a fleet of trailed, belt fed fertiliser spreaders which enable the material to be positively delivered to the spreader discs. rate adjustment is easily achievable and 12 metre bout widths are achievable; inproved accuracy facilitated by the addition of wind deflector booms to the spreaders.

A product safety data sheet can be downloaded here

DO NOT:
a) apply to pasture where stock are grazing.
b) re-introduce stock whilst product is visible on forage.
c) re-introduce stock within two weeks of application.

Ordering Fibrophos

As Fibrophos is the resultant product once deep litter poultry manure has been burnt in power stations, the quantity is limited. This availability has been further pressurised by recent price inflation with bagged P & K fertiliser, widening the price gap, making Fibrophos a more attractive commercial product.  With contract applications suited to certain times of year, please enquire early to avoid disappointment.

Click here for more information on Fibrophos, including all trial data