Having seen some unseasonably high temperatures in February and March, the weather in the first week of April seems to be more in line with seasonal norms. As predicted prices have eased back, and the availability for CF product has improved, but not surprisingly following the period of good weather, supply has been outstripped by demand.
Lead times for new orders are running at four weeks plus for some products, with some blenders indicating that they are already sold out for April.
This is a vastly different story compared to spring 2018 when, because of the ‘Beat from the East’, we were still over a month away from first application for many farmers. This has certainly highlighted the importance of forward planning and the value of having product delivered in advance of the season, to ensure crops are fed when required, enabling maximum potential is reached.
For more information, contact your Wynnstay Representative or call our Fertiliser Team on 01939 211266.
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