Industry survey suggests autumn fertiliser usage could fall by 50% in North America

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014

This year will yield a record harvest for US crop producers, following a similarly strong 2013 yield. Fertiliser usage is likely to fall significantly for the North American autumn due to the five-year low crop prices, which have precipitated from these high yields, and have reduced the incentive for planting large areas of crops.

A reduction in fertiliser application volume of between 10% and 50% could be seen in North America for autumn, according to news agency Reuters, citing its recent survey of US farm retail companies.

Texas-based SureGrow Ag Products’ president, Randy Stephens, told Reuters that he forecasts farmers reducing their autumn fertiliser...

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