In 2010, R-WayAg decided to add fertilizer to the list of products and services we offer. R- soil testing services allow us to send soil samples taken from your fields to a lab for analysis. The results will determine your soil nutrient content. Knowing what your fields lack can determine what your fields require to maximize their yields.
R-WayAg boasts two fertilizer facilities. Site 1 is located in the town of St. Claude at the east end of Main Street on the south side of the CPR railway line. This site is used for custom application services. Site 2 is our new 2400 tonne facility where producers can pick up their custom blends and fertilizer purchases. This site is conveniently located behind the main building on PTH #2.
To see detailed phase pictures of site 2 construction click here.
There are four types of nutrients available at R-WayAg:
- Nitrogen (46-0-0) fertilizer is important to plant nutrition because it contains nitrates which are essential for making protein. If plants lack nitrate, they are weaker and smaller. On the other hand, if your soil has too much nitrogen nutrient, it weakens plants and they becomes more susceptible to the effects of frost and strong winds.
- Phosphate (11-52-0) plays an important role in the development and growth of plant roots. With strong and healthy roots come healthier, darker plants. Phosphate also contributes to early plant growth.
- Potash (0-0-60) helps plants with water retention and helps them become more resilient to drought conditions, making wilting a lesser threat. In food crop such as corn, it enhances the size and makes the crop grow more efficiently and firmly. Potash helps crops deal with environmental stresses like extreme temperatures. With the help of potash, plants also become more resistant to diseases and pests.
- Sulfur (20.5-0-0-24) also helps with the production of stronger and greener plants, making them less susceptible to wilting and yellowing. Sulfur also lowers the pH of the soils, which is only necessary if your soils test too acidic. Lowering the pH level of your fields make it a better environment for crops that need alkaline soils to mature and produce.