Calibrating a fertiliser spreader does not have to be hard or difficult, to make it easy we've created a helpful calculator that will tell you what flow rate you need to achieve your desired spread rate. Watch the video and follow the 4 easy steps to calibrate your fertiliser spreader!
Calibrating your fertiliser spreader is important for both economical and environmental reasons:
Economic Reasons: By calibrating your fertiliser spreader you are spreading the exact amount you need. Too much fertiliser is wasted money as it's not taken up by the plant, and too little fertiliser results in less than anticipated yields.
Environmental Reasons: When too much feritiliser is spread it leaches below the root zone and is lost, along with being an economic loss described above this can also causes soil acidification, or nitrate leaching.