Fertiliser / Nutrition Management

Deep N soil sampling

DEEP BANDING NITROGEN

This project aims to demonstrate options to current fertiliser management practices which typically involve large applications of surface applied nitrogen (mainly unprotected urea) onto crops at early stem extension. This is often at a time when soils are at field capacity and waterlogged, resulting in inefficient use of fertiliser. The...
  • Australian Governments NLP2
  • Ashley Amourgis
  • South West Victoria
  • Current
AGV DIS WHT TAR NTH 5

SOIL AND PLANT TESTING

This project involves an intensive soil and plant testing demonstration program involving approximately 100 growers across the southern region. At nutrient responsive sites, growers will be supported to instigate fertiliser test strips to illustrate responses, supported by plant tests. The impact on nutrient use efficiency, profit for each grower and...
  • Ashley Amourgis, Grace Evans
  • Current
Faba Bean Nodulation

NITROGEN FIXATION

Pulses are estimated to fix about 120kg N/ha, or more than 220,000 tonnes N across Australia, worth about $220 million each year. However, not all pulses are well nodulated and fix N to their potential, especially on acidic soils. It was recently estimated (by the GRDC) that N fixation could...
  • GRDC & MSF
  • James Manson, Greta Duff, Grace Evans
  • South West Victoria
  • Current

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