Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2016 Regional Award Winner

V6 Agronomy Inc.

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Ryan Brophy, Amy Fogo and  MPP Grant Crack

Ryan Brophy, Amy Fogo and MPP Grant Crack

Effective fertilizer requires precise ratios. Liquid starter fertilizers should be heavy on nitrogen, for example, while certain soils may need a boost of potassium or other micronutrients. But the ratios in commercial mixes can become skewed as the components settle and separate during transportation and storage. Crop consultant Ryan Brophy set out to address that issue, working with factories to produce compound fertilizers that bind the primary, secondary and micronutrients together in the right proportions. A more consistent mix ensures nutrients are distributed evenly for optimum growth and vigour. The real proof comes at harvest time, when farms using V6 Agronomy products report increases of up to 20 per cent in yield over two seasons.

 


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