As Osmocote this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, Rachel Anderson examines how the brand's continuous product development is helping commercial growers to fine-tune their crops' nutritional needs.
From helping to create a tailored fertiliser regime for specific nursery crops to reducing fertiliser wastage, Osmocote's controlled release fertilisers offer commercial growers many benefits, says ICL Speciality Fertilizers.
Thanks to ICL Specialty Fertilizers' significant investment in research and development, growers have an increasing number of Osmocote solutions to grower challenges to choose from.
Keen to tailor nutrition as closely to each crop's needs as possible, Woodlark Nursery uses Osmocote as part of the business' precision nutrition programme.
Nurseryman David Mills, who runs a busy plant-focused retail centre, discusses the invaluable role that Osmocote plays in producing and selling healthy plants
Osmocote fertilisers continue to provide Nursery Patrick Morgue with peace of mind in the ever-changing and fast-paced horticulture market.
To celebrate Osmocote's 50th anniversary in 2016, ICL Specialty Fertilizers in the United States hosted a contest to identify the nursery that had used the fertiliser the longest.
Established Australian nursery, Heyne's Wholesale Nursery, uses Osmocote Exact to maximise the saleability of its stock.
Whilst the company behind Osmocote has changed a number of times over the past 50 years, its five-decade history shows that the brand’s values of consistency and reliability have remained at its heart.
Click here to find out more about ICL products
When controlled release fertilisers first arrived on the British market they were a departure from "the norm". However, UK-led research projects were very useful in helping growers to gain confidence in using this new technology, recalls consultant John Adlam.