Soil Ameliorants

A soil ameliorant is any product which when added to the soil, improves its condition and thereby creates a more ideal condition for the growth, development of plants; ultimately impacting its productivity in a positive way.

Soil Ameliorants available at Newport-Fersan (Jamaica) Limited:


Calci-Fersan

Calci-Fersan helps to raise the pH of acidic. This product consist of 95% CaCO3 (38% calcium), which through chemical reactions, increases the pH of the soil when incorporated. This can be applied as a standalone or added to granular fertilizer blends.

Application rates are determined by soil type as well as an analysis of existing and targeted pH. Kindly contact Newport-Fersan’s Technical department for specific guidance on a case by case basis.


14-21-14+Calci-Fersan

14-21-14+Calci-Fersan can be used as a basal replacement for 14-28-14, in moderately acidic soils, to gradually raise the pH. This product consist of 14% Nitrogen, 21% Phosphorus, 14% Potassium and 7.4% Calcium. The application rate ranges between 220-330 lbs/acre as a basal application. Kindly contact Newport Fersan’s Technical Department for greater precision in the use of this product.


Sulf-Fersan

Sulf-Fersan helps to lower the pH of alkaline soils. This product consist of 90% elemental sulphur, which through chemical reactions, decreases the pH of the soil when incorporated. This can be applied as a standalone or added to granular fertilizer blends.

Application rates are determined by soil type as well as an analysis of existing and targeted pH. Kindly contact Newport-Fersan’s Technical department for specific guidance on a case by case basis.


14-21-14+Sul-Fersan

14-21-14+Sul-Fersan can be used as a basal replacement for 14-28-14, in moderately alkaline soils, to gradually lower the pH. This product consist of 14% Nitrogen, 21% Phosphorus, 14% Potassium and 16.5% Sulphurs. The application rate ranges between 220-330 lbs/acre as a basal application. Kindly contact Newport Fersan’s Technical Department for greater precision in the use of this product.


Booster

Booster is used in the maintenance of an already existing ideal soil pH. This product consist of 21% Ca and 17% S, both essential secondary macro nutrient, which are required for optimal plant growth. This Booster can be applied as a standalone or incorporated in a granular fertilizer blend.

Application rates are determined by soil type as well as an analysis of existing and targeted pH. Kindly contact Newport-Fersan’s Technical department for specific guidance on a case by case basis.


14-21-14+Booster

14-21-14+Booster is ideal for use as a basal replacement for 14-28-14, in soils with pH ranging between 5.5.-6.8. The products consist of 14% nitrogen, 21% Phosphorus, 14% Potassium, 4% Calcium and 3% Sulphur. The application rate ranges between 220-330 lbs/acre as a basal application. Kindly contact Newport Fersan’s Technical Department for greater precision in the use of this product.


Humic Acid

Humic Acid is one of the possible final products when organic material degrades. Described as the most important component of a healthy fertile soil, humic acid has several benefits in relation to crop production.