MJP Supplies, the UK distributor of the biostimulant Agrifol, has announced that 2023 sales were up 25% year-on-year.
Marcus Palmer, owner of MJP Supplies, said the increase is due to three key factors. “2023 was a very good year indeed,” he says. “We saw sales increase by a quarter largely down to larger repeat orders from satisfied customers and also thanks to sales of our 1,000-litre IBCs, which proved popular with both large-scale growers and liquid fertiliser manufacturers, wanting to include Algifol as part of their own mixes.
“As well as the repeat orders and IBC sales, I think we’ve also benefitted from the increased popularity of natural products, with an increasing number of growers looking to biostimulants as a way of helping their crops.”
Agrifol is derived from brown algae, which is dried and refined. The resulting product is said to be rich in trace elements, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, polyuronides and growth-regulating hormones.
Andrew Meginson of J K B Megginson & Sons Ltd in Driffield said. “We’ve had a really good result with Algifol last year. The canopy stayed lovely and green throughout the season despite some very challenging weather, which I’m sure was causing stress to potatoes not treated with Algifol. The yield was up, and we were delighted with the uniformity of size and the overall quality of the crop when it was lifted. We will be using Algifol again for sure!”
For more information go to www.mjpsupplies.co.uk