UK sprayer manufacturer, Househam and Nitrasol liquid fertilisers – the brand name of Brineflow – have launched a UK partnership focusing on pulling together a complete liquid fertiliser system from purchasing to application.

Lincolnshire-based Househam's managing director, Robert Willey, said this week: “We sell our sprayers across the world but the UK farmer is our priority and being able to pull on the experience of Brineflow to complete the service can only be good news for our farming customers.”

Rob Buck, the UK commercial manager for Brineflow, had approached Househam to form a service whereby a farmer can arrange liquid fertiliser tanks, purchase a sprayer and obtain information on application all the way to the nozzle.

He said: “The importance of working with a company like Househam is clear and the benefits are compelling for any farmer looking to change to a liquid system. There is a huge amount of knowledge and expertise between the two companies that can really make the difference to a farming business.”

Nitrasol distributes liquid fertiliser nationally from its new facility in Great Yarmouth and is currently building its second plant in Sunderland which is due to open later this year. This will create more than 50,000-tonnes of dockside tank storage facilities serviced by dedicated ship-to-shore pipelines.

Jonathan Duke, who farms 1000ha of arable crops in North Essex and currently uses a Househam Air Ride 4000 sprayer, said he had ordered an upgraded Harrier 4000 sprayer for delivery later this year as part of his precision farming approach and his faith in the supply chain.

Mr Duke said: “There is a gap between fertiliser manufacturers and sprayer manufacturers, so having them working together is really helpful to me.”

Mr Duke purchases more than 500-tonnes of liquid fertiliser per year to be applied through his Househam sprayer, so he needs reliable service from both businesses when running at full tilt in peak season.

Househam and Brineflow will be working together on various future projects, such as back British farming campaigns and working with automation businesses, to widen the appeal of both companies' products.