7 Ways Soil Loses Nutrients

The excessively wet Easter weather after the unusually late snow fall is causing many of our fields up and down the country to suffer from water logged soil leading to a deficiency in suitable crop nutrients. In the coming weeks it is essential that these are replaced to boost root establishment and promote rapid growth leading to a strong, disease resistant plant.

Here are 7 ways in which nutrients can be lost, but don’t worry, the Ilex Envirosciences team are on hand to help you replace that much needed nutrient and get your crop back to a healthy yield. (more…)


A Wintery Spring – A Difficult Start to Crops

A Soggy Start

Following late drilling to aid blackgrass control, the second half of this winter has been very wet and roots have not had to look very far to find water.

Waterlogged fields after thawing snow

This, coupled with the freezing temperatures could mean that once crops emerge from under the snow, they will need all the help they can get to push threw and to put roots down. Crop Rooter-P and Oilseed Raiser can help by supplying much needed foliar nutrition getting plants to push those roots down for better anchorage, water and nutrient uptake.

Crop Rooter-P & Oilseed Raiser, a perfect combination.


Are Roots Struggling For Manganese?

After the harsh conditions of the last few weeks coupled with the previous months of wet weather, the snow, ice and freezing conditions can play havoc with the composition of soil. As with our roads the water can infiltrate between the soil horizons and once frozen can cause ‘lift’, breaking contact between soil and root. In turn this means the plant is unable to extract a suitable quantity of Manganese and other nutrients from the ground. Our Mn Plus and other Ilex products can provide a foliar boost to combat plant deficiencies.


Dosatron® -Now Available from Ilex EnviroSciences

Installed directly in the water supply line, the
Dosatron operates by using the flow of water as the power source, The water activates the Dosatron, which takes up the required percentage of concentrate directly from the container and injects it into the water.

Inside the Dosatron, the concentrate is mixed with the water and the water pressure forces the solution downstream.
The dose of concentrate will be directly proportional to the volume of water entering the Dosatron, regardless of variations in flow or pressure, which may occur in the main line.