Plus Hy-N -New Product for Summer 2018

With the adverse climate this summer and extended periods of dry and hot weather, damage to crops and deficiencies in essential nutrition was becoming apparent across many farms in the UK. With this in mind, Ilex EnviroSciences were able to react quickly, producing a brand new product to combat the effects of Nitrogen deficiency in a range of crops.

Plus Hy-N

Plus Hy-N is and advanced, high-analysis Nitrogen formulation with three forms of fast and slow release Nitrogen, boosting root development and stress resistance.

Why fast and slow? Well, fast release Nitrogen is formulated to quickly alleviate the effects of Nitrogen deficiency and slow to provide nutrition over and extended period.

Plus Hy-N is now available either direct from Ilex EnviroSciences or through our buyer groups. For more information on Plus Hy-N or any other of our products, please see


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.

Celebrating #OrganicSeptember

Celebrating #OrganicSeptember

5 natural ways growers improve quality in their organic produce 

The organic market is increasing and more consumers are looking for organic produce than ever before. We are supporting the Soil Association’s #OrganicSeptember initiative by taking a look at 5 ways organic growers can get the most from their soil and improve the quality and yield of their fruit and vegetable crops to satisfy the demands of this growing group of consumers. (more…)