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Breenflex Liquid Fertiliser: The Way Forward (PDF)

What does the Flex Fertilizer System™ mean:

  • A unique fertiliser system in agriculture
  • Improves yields in both volume and quality of the harvested product
  • Flexible plant nutrition strategies based on specific crop requirements and adaptation to soil type, crop use and growing conditions
  • Full season fertiliser strategies using liquid base fertilisers and foliar applications
  • Supports sustainable farming through the limitation of the total volume of nutrients and crop protection products
  • Enables the farmer to meet the stringent EU regulations for fertiliser application
  • Allows for implementation of other ‘precision farming’ tools, such as GPS
  • Benefits soil structure, biological activity, aeration and water management
  • Improves drought tolerance of field crops
  • Offers a true innovation in crop production

Breenflex Liquid Fertiliser (BLF)

Breenflex was established over 25 years ago to manufacture liquid fertiliser for the Irish market. Breenflex liquids are marketed by Breen Agricultural Services Ltd. We supply liquids for all crop situations. The Flex System originated in Denmark and we manufacture Breenflex liquid fertilisers in Crane to suit Irish local requirements.

Breenflex liquid fertilisers have been used on a wide variety of crops over the last 25 plus years all over the country. The system is divided into soil-applied or foliar products.

Soil Applied BLF. Needs specialised equipment.

Soil application means special application equipment so that BLF is applied in large droplets either directly into the soil or dribbled onto the crop in such a way as to run off the leaf into the soil. Uptake is through roots. Application rate is usually quite high, e.g., 100 to1000 litres per hectare. It is aimed at supplying nitrogen, phosphate and trace elements. Potash is optional.

The soil application of BLF has been generally most successful where the equipment used to apply BLF has been adequate and made of suitable materials. A good soil test before starting also helps. In this way, we know what is required by the crop and that is half of the battle. The minimum equipment required for applying this range of products is special jets or dribble bars.

Commonly used on potatoes, onions, carrots, maize, cereals, grass and grass seed, etc.

Foliar BLF -- Easy to Use

When applied to leaves, BLF is applied through standard sprayer jets, often mixed with other chemicals. Application rates generally quite low, e.g,. 10 to 50 litres per hectare. Generally based on liquid nitrogen containing calcium, magnesium and trace elements.

Best fits are cereals, vegetable in general, maize, oilseed rape, etc.

How the BLF System works.

  1. Find out requirements of the crop.
  2. Investigate soil fertility and structure.
  3. Make a fertiliser strategy for the crop. Strategy may include liming, straight fertiliser and BLF both soil and foliar.
  4. Possibly respond to changing crop circumstances during season with foliar N16 or N18.

In a nutshell, BLF allows the production of crops that have an edge on quality due to enhanced phosphate nutrition and lower nitrate levels. When we add the required minor and trace elements the yield and quality picture is complete. The system allows us to improve the nutritional quality of feed and food crops. This will become more and more important in the future.