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Overall potash fertilizer use in Great Britain (GB) 2011-2019

This statistics shows the amount of potash that was used in fertilizer for tillage crops and grasses on British farms from 2011 to 2019, measured in kilograms of potash per hectare of land farmed (kg/ha). During this period of time the usage of potash in Great Britain has subtly fluctuated but the usage for all crops and grass was at its lowest in 2019.

Usage of potash fertilizer in Great Britain (GB) from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The source states that: "In the longer term overall potash application rates on tillage crops fell slightly between 1983 and 1997, with rates in the range of 60-68 kg K2O/ha. Like phosphate, overall application rates reduced at a greater rate after this, dropping to 33 kg/ha in 2009 when fertilizer prices were high. Between 2011 and 2015 overall potash application rates to tillage have been in the range 37-40 kg/ha. Whilst the pattern of use on grassland has been more variable, this has also shown a net decline between 1983 and 2015; overall potash rates were relatively stable at 31-33 kg/ha during the mid-late 1980s but, since then, have tended to decrease and have been in the range 12-14 kg/ha since 2008."

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