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Are you getting the most out of your spreader? NSTS offer a fertiliser spreader testing service across the country for farmers to have their machine tested to ensure they are getting the most accurate spread pattern across the full width of spread.

What's involved?

Initial inspection of the spreader including condition of discs and vanes.

Tray testing to confirm evenness of spread across the working width of the machine.

Adjustments made if required to achieve the best Coefficient of variation (CV) for each product

Electronic report of all test results

Below is an example of the potential effects of inaccurate spreading of nitrogen fertiliser to a crop of winter wheat.

Example Crop: Winter Wheat

What are the effects? *

Nitrogen fertiliser 0.72p/kg (£250/tonne)

Wheat £150 per tonne


*Effect of uneven spreading calculator. FACTS and ECOPT, 2013