Press Release · 22nd May 2007

 
Fertiliser Range Certified for Organic Use
 

Eleven fertiliser and trace element products from Law Fertilisers, the independent company supplying fertilisers and crop protection to the market, have been certified for organic use by the Soil Association. They include Laws High K, Laws High N and Laws High P, as well as boron, copper, iron, manganese and zinc. There is also Laws Calcium, Laws High P Plus and Laws Foliar N.

Mark Law, Managing Director of Law Fertilisers, explains that the company has been inspected and has satisfied the requirements of the Soil Association standards for certified products. “Our certificate of registration was issued this month. This means that organic and indeed conventional farmers can use this range of fertilisers with the confidence that they are of renewable, natural origin and are formulated to a very high standard for optimal availability to the crop and easy and accurate application.”

“The organic market is increasing both here in the UK and abroad and these specialist growers expect to produce crops of high quality and yield, just like their conventional counterparts. But unless crop inputs are balanced with crop off take, there is a real danger that soils in organic farming will be significantly depleted. This will undermine the sustainability of organic farming, as well as its credibility. It also contravenes the EU organic regulations to maintain soil fertility and cross compliance requirements. Using our natural plant-based fertilisers, soil fertility can be improved in a sustainable way and crops allowed to respond by improving yields and better quality. Trace elements can boost growth and rectify any deficiencies that may arise,” reminds Mark.

Mark points out that Laws Fertilisers’ products are consistent and effective as well as natural and safe to the operator, the environment and the food being grown. “The natural components of our fertilisers are also more readily available and more easily taken up by the plant than synthetic equivalents.”


“For example Law’s High P is significantly more efficient than rock phosphate which is not readily available unless soils are very acid and is more available for plant uptake over the whole growing season than TSP which reacts very quickly with free calcium in the soil the form insoluble compounds,” explains Mr. Law.

These products are fully approved by the Organic Farmers and Growers and many other certifying bodies. The Soil Association is the only certification body that requires a derogation for these macronutrients. Laws can apply to the Soil Association for a derogation to use its fertilisers by preparing appropriate documentation to support the request. It is rare not to obtain permission to use,” says Mark Law.

Law Fertilisers have pioneered the development of all vital plant nutrients into compounds which are readily available to the growing organic crop. Each granule has a specific concentration and can be blended with other nutrients to suit plant, soil or livestock requirements.

Products fully approved for organic and conventional use include:

 

Granular formulations of

  • Law's High N (9%N)
  • Law's High P (15%P)
  • Law's High K (30%K)
  • Law's Calcium (18% Ca)

Foliar formulations of trace elements

  • Law's Foliar N (8%N)
  • Law's Boron (10% Bo)
  • Law's Copper (25% Cu)
  • Law's Iron (25% Fe)
  • Law's Manganese (25% Mn)
  • Law's Zinc (25% Zn)

For further comment and information please contact Mark Law, Managing Director, Law Fertilisers Ltd on on 07710 324463 (mobile) or via e-mail mlaw@lawfertilisers.co.uk.

Editors Notes
Law Fertilisers manufacture a range of granular blends, using the highest quality raw materials and tailored to individual crops needs. Their integrated service is based on soil and plant sampling, sound scientific research and many years experience. Products are supplied directly onto farm, in bags or bulk and can be delivered and spread using in-house spreading service at a considerable cost saving.

Law Fertilisers aims to provide an independent, professional and targeted approach to fertiliser use in all major crops on the farm, including potatoes, cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beet and vegetables. They also have a unique range of fertilisers and inputs suitable for organic crops.

 

Law Fertilisers Ltd.
The Fertiliser Factory
Wimblington, March
Cambridgeshire PE15 0QJ
Tel : 01354 740740 Fax: 01354 740720