A Boost to Zinc & Copper

With many farmers and growers informing us that their plants are struggling to extract enough zinc from the earth recently especially in high pH soils and due to the low rainfall in February and March. With this in mind, Ilex EnviroSciences has developed an additional product to add to our foliar nutrients range, Cu-Zin.

Cu-Zin is a blend of zinc and copper nutrients in a highly concentrated form designed to effectively prevent and correct deficiencies in a broad range of arable crops. As well as preventing deficiencies, Cu-Zin has been manufactured to maintain increased levels of copper and zinc in the plant for extended periods of growth, thus maximising pollen production and in the case of cereals, enhancing grain-fill.

Trials have shown that the formulation used in Cu-Zin ensures it is rain-fast on the leaf surface soon after application. Together with the finely micronised particle size of the active ingredients this means the nutrients are fed to the crop evenly on a gradual-release basis.

Key Benefits

  • Extended nutrient supply
  • High concentration of copper with zinc
  • Effective at low application rates
  • Maintains increased levels of copper and zinc in the plant
  • Disperses quickly in the tank

For more information, please refer to our Cu-Zin product page or contact our head office on: office@ilex-envirosciences.com


New Product Announcement- Mn-Zn Plus

Mn-Zn Plus


Mn-Zn Plus is a unique combination of essential nutrients for foliar application to a wide range of arable and horticultural field crops. Both Manganese and Zinc play key roles as catalysts in many enzyme functions and encourage root interaction with beneficial soil microbes and fungi improving nutrient uptake. Supplied as a concentrated flowable liquid formulation it is designed to promote strong and healthy plant growth from early crop stages through to harvest. 

Due to its unique combination of soluble Manganese and Zinc nutrients, Mn-Zn Plus is able to demonstrate superior performance even at very low rates of application.

Mn-Zn Plus is available as 10L bottles (boxed as 2 x 10L) and 600L IBC



New Product Announcement- Crop Rooter® Plus

Crop Rooter® Plus


The unique formulation of Crop Rooter® Plus combines mobile forms of Phosphorus with Nitrogen and Potassium, all essential macronutrients together with 19 added amino acids and a seaweed base for healthy crop development. Crop Rooter® Plus is the next generation foliar NPK solution based on the highly mobile form of Phosphorus known as Phosphite (PO3).

Timed foliar applications of Crop Rooter® Plus ensure effective crop uptake of nutrients leading to improved root and shoot development, even when soil reserves may be less accessible due to an initial poor root system or when cold, wet, cloddy soils hamper nutrient availability.

Crop Rooter® Plus is available as 10L bottles (boxed as 2 x 10L) and 1000L IBC



Sad News- Nigel Murray Smedley

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of [Nigel] Murray Smedley on 13th October 2018. 

We welcome his many friends and colleagues to join us in celebrating his life on the 30th October. Please call our offices on 01673 885175 for further details should you wish to do so.  

Our sales team shall contact all his customers soon to ensure our continued support of your valued business…..just as ‘NMS’ would have wanted!

Murray Smedley [Junior]

Managing Director


Put more fight in your OSR!

Reports from around the UK of Oilseed Rape being ravaged by  Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle.


It is essential that crops are getting up and out as quickly as possible. This is critical to help plants withstand the effects of pest and disease. Oilseed Raiser delivers all key elements for success.


OilSeed Raiser is a nutritional supplement with phosphite-powered delivery designed to help oilseed rape crops reach their full potential. Application during the key establishment and rapid growth stages promotes healthy root development and boosts crop resilience.

For more information on the benefits of Oilseed Raiser, see our product page: https://ilex-envirosciences.com/our-products/foliar-phosphites/oilseed-raiser/