Crop Nutrition

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 the amount […]

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.
 
Press play.
 
 

http://extensionaus.com.au/crop-nutrition/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/06/New-Recording-Mark-C-1.m4a

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) – […]