Crop Nutrition

P sources – bang for your buck

Col McMaster from NSW DPI talks about the key take homes messages from research conducted in the Forbes area into the cost effectiveness of various sources of Phosphorus fertiliser. Col was talking about this research at a GRDC update held in Wellington NSW in August.
Further reading
GRDC: The most profitable phosphorus according […]

Nitrogen in the west update


New video on nitrogen deficiency in the west by GRDC featuring Liam Ryan from DAFWA and member of eXtensionAUS Crop Nutrition.
See also:
– our previous article Nitrogen low in the west
– DAFWA’s artcile Critical tissue nitrogen concentrations for diagnosis of nitrogen deficiency in wheat

How even is your spread?

The vast majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly varied spread patterns. Accu-Spread evaluates spread patterns from broadcast spreaders to help achieve an even result.
A new machine is no guarantee that an acceptable spread pattern will be achieved. Most spreaders do not provide acceptable uniformity of spread at the typical bout […]

Tissue testing tells….

Plant tissue testing helps ensure fertiliser responses are not compromised by factors we can control.
How effective was the fertiliser applied?
Tissue testing tells a lot about the effectiveness of different fertiliser treatments. The effectiveness of one product compared to another, or one strategy versus another is ultimately determined by […]

Seasonal outlook for N requirements

Listen to Mark Conyers, from NSW Department of Primary Industries, talking about the implications of seasonal outlook and N requirements for this year’s crop.
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Nailing nitrogen applications

For Wimmera and Mallee farming businesses, fertiliser is the biggest variable expense.  Creating Nitrogen (N) budgets based on predicted yields makes sense.
N budgets start with realistic target yields based on predicted rainfall for the growing season. For wheat it is calculated as yield (kg/ha) = (growing season rainfall (mm) – […]