Fertiliser spreader testing: Check your spread

Whether you refer to it as fert, till or bag-muck, fertiliser offers crops a much needed boost of nutrients. But how do you know these costly products are being applied correctly? We caught up with spreader testing specialist SCS to find out

by Richard Bradley

16 Mar 2021

Proper prior planning prevents poor performance certainly rings true when it comes to fertiliser application. Somewhat often forgotten about for months of the year, gathering dust at the back of a shed or (hopefully not) growing deeper into the nettles, the twin-disc fertiliser spreader dates back more than 60 years, and levels of sophistication vary enormously.