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The Lyon Brothers from FPAG Strathalbyn have
been at it again with the latest development,
set to change the face of paddock nutrition
and fertiliser application on the Fleurieu Peninsula
and surrounding districts.
Coming just 12 months after the new merchandise
facility was built on their site in Strathalbyn, a new
fertiliser depot with double the despatch speed
and blending capacity is currently being installed,
getting ready for the coming season and many more
ahead. Originally installed in the late 90's under the
business's original name of Grant Lyon Fertilisers
(GLF), the Strathalbyn based fertiliser depot has
always been a district hub for fertiliser blending,
spreading, bulk dispatch and packaging; with the
blending side of things being a key component of
the teams agronomic approach of "right product,
for the right paddock, at the right time".
Close to 20 years down the track and many
fertiliser tons later, it was time to retire the old
equipment and put it out to a well fed pasture.
The new equipment is showcased by the new state
of the art 10 ton Layco blender, equipped with a
liquid coating system. Director Rob Lyon said
"The liquid coating system ensures we can provide
our diverse customer base all the Agronomic options
available. Whether it be coating the fertiliser with
fungicide, humic acid, essential trace elements or
Phosphorus stabilisers; coating fertilisers with liquid
additives is something we see as a good option in
lots of different markets and we are excited about
increasing our ability to offer these options".
The increased size of the depot is something that
stands out. New belt technology and doubling the
size of the fertiliser blender is something that FPAG
thought was an important step to take, to keep
up with the ever growing demands of the primary
producers in the surrounding areas.
"We are nding the modern day farmer is a little
different, they really have an acute understanding
that time is money, so when we were looking
at doing the depot upgrade we placed a high
importance on capacity and speed.
This will ensure that our busy clientele can get what
they need in half the time, this we believe will open
up the ability to attract new people to our business
who require a local fertiliser option as opposed to
ghting the traf c in Adelaide" Rob explained.
It's also a time of re ection for the Lyon Brothers,
whose father and original business owner lost his
battle to Bowel cancer 18 months ago -
"Really the upgrade is completing the vision the
old man's long had for the business. In every
decision we make we are trying to ensure that the
old fellas legacy is respected".
So another year rolls round, with another major
development for the independently owned FPAG
we wonder what's next? "I shudder to think"
Rob jokes. It is clear however, FPAG are putting
their money where their mouth is when it comes
to investing into business improvements that will
assist the local farming community.
FPAG Grant Lyon Fertilisers -
responding to the growing needs of modern day
Yo ur Local FP AG team is working with you - all weather, all seasons, all year.
FP AG STRATHALBYN
1 Forrest Road,
STRATHALBYN SA 5255
PH: (08) 8536 2122
FAX: (08) 8536 2133
FG AG MOUNT COMPA SS
10 Victor Harbor Road
MT COMPASS SA 5210
Ph: (08) 8556 8313
Fax: (08) 8556 8142
FG AG YA NKALILLA
86 Main St
YA NKALILLA SA 5203
Ph: (08) 8558 3033
Fax: (08) 8558 3034
FG AG VICTOR HARBOR
7 Pit Lane
VICTOR HARBOR SA 5211
Ph: (08) 8552 1788
Fax: (08) 8552 1029
Why Pasture Performance?
• Economic way of applying annual P this year
• Low rate, low freight option
• Available nitrogen ideal to push early
1 to 1 - P to S ratio ideal for the Fleurieu Peninsula
Why K Bomb?
• High analysis Potassium product
• K is essential for clover production especially
on hay paddocks
• K removals in 2016 is at an all-time high
SS Tracer Bullet
The Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills is
traditionally low in the essential trace
elements Zinc, Copper and Moly.
Why SS Tracer Bullet?
0-9-0-11 + .75 Cu + Zn +.02 Mo
• Product designed after analysing over 500 soil test
on the Fleurieu Peninsula
• Required for strong pasture growth
• Adding traces to fertiliser ensures that livestock access
more essential trace elements from the pasture
FPAG Directors Rob & Alex Lyon, Agronomists Orville
Hildebrand & Ryan Bateman
Contact your local FPAG store to discuss the Fertiliser Blend options pictured below
FPAG Directors Rob & Alex Lyon - inspect the progress of the Depot Installation at the Strathalbyn facility.
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