Foliar feeding applies nutrients to the leaf surface for direct uptake through the leaves. It can be a practical method for correcting in crop nutrient deficiencies that have been diagnosed by plant tissue testing, following periods of waterlogging, or during short periods of dry soil when nutrients are stranded (provided […]
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 […]
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 […]
Topdressing decisions have to be made or revised, as the season progresses. The best nutrient use efficiency is achieved when nutrient supply matches crop demand. Splitting N applications through the season can better match crop demand than applying all N upfront, and allows some of the expense to be deferred […]
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 […]