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