A different approach to fertiliser from Humber Palmers

A unique forage product from Humber Palmers

The forage department at CMC offer advice on a range of added value fertilisers from Humber Palmers which enhance the quality of forage produced on farms from silage to maize wheat and barley and especially grazing ground there is a solution for every scenario.

The Humber Palmers range incorporates the highest level of cutting edge technology which has migrated across from the amenity sector enhancing both efficiency and quality of the fertilisers.

Humber Palmers high efficiency fertilisers are manufactured from a specially selected range of ingredients to maximise dry matter out-put, whilst assisting in improving the environment, with their unique efficient phasing properties.

These products include a well-researched vegetable origin organic base, free from any weeds and pathogens, with a high level of humic substances, which assists in the phased release of the fertilisers, available only in the Humber Palmers range.

Trial data has shown that these fertilisers:

  1. Out-perform the best mineral fertilisers by up to 35% in terms of increased dry matter yield.
  2. 25% higher take-up of applied nitrogen, phosphate and potash compared with high quality mineral fertiliser.
  3. Considerably lowers soil and plant nitrate content
    Imperative when caring for the environment.

    Essential under the Water Directive Rules.
    Increases Trace Element levels
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Trace Elements

Wide spectrum of available Trace Elements are contained in all grades of Humber Palmers benefiting the soil, plants and animals.

Humic Substances

The specialist granulation process of Humber Palmers combines highly beneficial complex humic substances with mineral nutrients. Humic substances are best described as nature’s plant vitamins.


All grades contain Sulphur, universally acknowledged as essential for amino acid production (cysteine and methionine), – being the catalyst for the improved uptake of applied nitrogen and potash, increasing true protein and reducing nitrate levels in crops and soil reserves.

With levels of atmospheric deposition having declined by over 80% in the last 20 years and continuing to do so, Sulphur is now regarded as the 4th major nutrient for many crops.

Many sectors of UK agriculture, in particular Grassland, are failing to recognize the importance of Sulphur application with the subsequent loss of fertiliser efficiency and quality production. The use of Humber Palmers will remedy this situation.


A key addition to our OptiGraze product this is added at a rate of 8% which provides 80KG per tonne of product, when spread at 100KG per acre it provides 8 KG of sodium. This is far above fertilisers out there which also contain sodium but at under 1% which when converted back means very little product will make it to the pasture and its negligible what actual benefit this brings.

Sodium is vital in sweetening up pastures that suffer from grazing rejection normally associated with dung patches usually on the 3rd of 4th grazing round on a dairy system but not only the dairy farmer will benefit from optigraze, sheep farmers will also comment on how well lambs will do on pastures treated with optigraze along with beef farmers alike.

For more information about the Humber palmers range, please contact Mark Tucker

E: mark.tucker@creditonmilling.co.uk

T: 07703 734530
twitter: @milkfromforage


Mark Tucker

Mark has extensive knowledge in forage production and quality. He is fully focused on treating every single farm differently and creating a specific plan based on the needs of the farming enterprise. Which enables him to maximise potential from the farm, he employs a back to basics theory in which he removes the potential pitfalls and tries to improve grassland management systems to increase production on farm from home grown forages.