£40m upgrade for CF’s Billingham plant

Fertiliser manufacturer CF Fertilisers has announced a £40 million investment in the Billingham ammonium nitrate (AN) fertiliser manufacturing complex on Teesside.  2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the former Grange Farm being chosen by the government to build the...

Record volumes but static revenues for CF

US multinational fertiliser manufacturer CF Industries (CFI) has reported lower second quarter earnings and revenues, despite record production volumes, as selling prices were depressed. Revenues were slightly higher for the first half. The business made an EBITA of...

CF launches new N fertiliser guide

A new fertiliser guide from CF Fertilisers UK focuses on the importance of effective soil testing as a base for calculating crop nitrogen requirements.     The 12 page guide considers the needs of feed and premium wheats, as well as oilseed rape and barley, and...

Spring NPKS fertiliser lifts wheat yields

Trial work by CF Fertilisers UK has shown that applying a wheat crop’s entire P and K requirement in spring, as part of an NPKS compound granular fertiliser, rather than separately in autumn, can increase wheat yields by 1 tonne/ha.  Alison Grundy, arable agronomist...

ABC malt grower group marks 10 years

This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the ABC Grower Group of Norfolk farmers that supplies the Crisp Malting Group with malting barley. Set up by Norfolk grain merchants Adams & Howling and H Banham to supply Crisp (A, B and C) with...