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Do we need to revisit potassium?

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Sandy, acid soils in high rainfall areas are most prone to potassium deficiency, particularly if cut for hay... Regional nutrient budgets show a progressive drawdown of potassium (K) as it is removed in plant products and, depending on cropping system and soils, there may be a need to consider the role of K. Use of K in Australia declined from 183 kt K in 2003 to 149 kt K in 2011 but did recover somewhat in 2012... Around ten times more K will be removed in hay than grain...