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Sowing winter pastures, but trying to combat the rising costs of MAP, DAP and UREA?

If you normally sow your pastures or crops with MAP or DAP, you could achieve the same (if not better) results with 10-20L/hectare of ECTOL STARTER for only $50-$100/ha. This liquid fertiliser offers 14% nitrogen, 12% phosphorus, 2% potassium, as well as molybdenum, boron and humic and fulvic acids.

Not only is ECTOL STARTER a more sustainable, cost-effective alternative for your farm, it avoids phosphate lock-up and may be applied with the seed or sprayed on after emergence.

With urea now up to $1,500 per tonne, farmers applying hundreds of kgs per hectare post-emergence, are likely blowing their fertiliser budget. And with nitrogen losses from urea commonly exceeding 50%, it’s unlikely to optimise crop performance.

As an alternative, farmers can apply 10L per ha of NitrotainTE27 for $53, a liquid fertiliser containing 27% total nitrogen that is fully used, plus potassium and trace elements.

How do these numbers compare to your on-farm costs for winter sowing?

These ECTOL products are none acidic, have no withholding period and are environmentally and animal friendly. They can be easily applied with a normal boom sprayer, or via foliar, soil or fertigation applications.

Please note, calculations are an example only. Application rates for NitrotainTE27 & ECTOL STARTER can be varied with crop and soil conditions and farm economics. Our friendly team will help develop a protocol that is right for your operation. Take the first step today and speak with ECTOL or visit

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