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Nutrition management vital for upcoming winter crops

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Soils across the northern region are sending a clear message to growers - good seasons and flood events have depleted soil fertility and exhausted soil mineral nitrogen reserves built up during dry seasons of the mid-2000s... Dr Dowling says long term declines in soil fertility came together with short term seasonal conditions to take growers by surprise last year when protein levels came in lower than expected... Dr Dowling says the "set and forget" nitrogen strategy may need to be reviewed as the season progresses to ensure the crop has enough nitrogen to finish well...