Zinc seed dressings can effectively supply zinc to a young crop. The amount of nutrient that can be applied in a seed dressing depends on the size of the seed. Small seeds can carry less of the coating media than large seeds. Seed dressings do not apply sufficient zinc to […]
Category: Strategic Planning
Deep banding of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilisers has shown promising yield responses in some settings, but not in others. Deep-banding trials across Queensland and New South Wales have shown that banding rarely reduces crop yield, but it doesn’t always lead to profitable yield increases.
Some of the variability in […]
Researchers, agronomists and leading grain growers came together in July and August for a series of successful on-farm workshops presented by the More Profit from Crop Nutrition II (MPCN II) project.
Findings from recent soil and plant nutrition research were outlined by crop nutrition and agronomy researchers, followed by in-depth […]
A national effort has been going into understanding Nitrogen dynamics in Australian soils. The driver is to help growers and agronomists refine their Nitrogen fertiliser decisions. The completed review reduces uncertainty around some of the soil processes involved in supplying Nitrogen to crops, and future research needs. The review characterised:
How do you make evidence-based decisions following excessive rain and slow soil water drainage? Where the crop is not a write-off, getting a handle on which areas of the paddock are in the best shape, and the yield potential for those areas is the most useful information to have.
Assessing crop […]
A series of Fertcare® workshops across NSW will provide insight into the benefits and impacts of using composts in agricultural production, and skills in advising their use alongside conventional fertilisers. This free training is aimed at agronomists providing detailed soil and plant nutrition advice. The workshops are delivered by NSW […]
Find out how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being used in agriculture in the USA. What types are most popular and why, the basics of getting off the ground, and what’s on the horizon for the use of drones in agriculture.
In this one hour webinar recorded for eXtensionAUS, Victor Villegas […]
Crop varieties that can exploit fertiliser placed in bands could be crucial to future cropping yields and fertiliser use efficiency. Many of our cropping systems are slowly running down the native soil fertility. Ongoing cropping in these soils could depend more and more on nutrients placed into the soil as […]
MPCN II Roadshow
The most recent soil and plant nutrition research and local nutrition strategies will be presented in a series of on-farm workshops from the GRDC-funded More Crop from Crop Nutrition II (MPCN II) initiative.
Four workshops will be held across Northwest, NSW and are an opportunity to hear from the […]
Stock grazing crops high in nitrate can develop toxicity disorders. Plant nitrate levels are directly affected by nitrogen (N) fertiliser rates. Targeting high grain yields with additions of nitrogen fertiliser can elevate nitrate levels in plants to dangerous levels for livestock.
What can be done to reduce risk to stock
Avoid grazing […]