Agricultural salt

Sodium is a nutrient for a number of crops, particularly those with ‘maritime’ origins as their ancestors grew near the sea. The most high profile of these crops is sugar beet. Sodium is also recommended for use on crops such as asparagus, celery and carrots.

Sodium is also widely used in pasture for beef and dairy cattle for the following reasons:

• stimulates appetite
• minimises the need for topping pastures
• increases the intake of grazed grass
• helps improve milk yield from grass
• helps reduce hypomagnesaemia (Grass Staggers)
• assists in reducing somatic cell counts in milk