Bulk blending in France
Fertilizer Focus 6(9): 43-44
Bulk blending was started in France by fertilizer retailers in about 1970. Originally it was done manually but in 1975 the use of a modified concrete drum and hopper was begun. Bulk blending has developed until now there are ~ 300 blending units owned by 180 firms of which 55% belong to cooperatives and 45% to private ownership. The total tonnage of blends is estimated to represent 17% of compounds delivered in France during the 1987-88 agricultural year.