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Soil testing the key to fertiliser savings.. According to the Crop Nutrition Fact Sheet published recently by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), results from more than 100,000 recent soil tests in the south-west of WA showed that most growers are operating at or above the soil P levels required... If the tests show that soil P status is sufficient, there may be an opportunity for growers to save money on P fertiliser by cutting back to a maintenance rate...
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Based in Adelaide in South Australia, Mike is a researcher with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO at the Waite campus... Mike currently manages the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide and has a wide network of contacts and collaborators nationally and internationally in the fertiliser industry and in soil fertility research... Mike is looking forward to contributing his expertise in soils and crop nutrition to the Southern Panel's discussions and decision-making and hopes his personal experience with overseas research initiatives will be a positive asset for the Panel and the GRDC...
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Based in Adelaide in South Australia, Mike is a researcher with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO at the Waite campus... Mike currently manages the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide and has a wide network of contacts and collaborators nationally and internationally in the fertiliser industry and in soil fertility research... Mike is looking forward to contributing his expertise in soils and crop nutrition to the Southern Panel's discussions and decision-making and hopes his personal experience with overseas research initiatives will be a positive asset for the Panel and the GRDC...
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Dr Bell, who heads up the Soils and Farming Systems research team at UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), said many farmers in the north were not getting their nutrient inputs right, and solving the problem could mean rethinking their entire cropping systems... "Legumes offer a solution in that area because they are a way of getting nitrogen into the cropping system to then allow us to divert money being spent on nitrogen for sorghum and wheat, into phosphorus, potassium and sulfur," Dr Bell said... Audio download : Listen to Dr Mike Bell, from the Soils and Farming Systems research team at UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), discuss nutrient deficiency...
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A new soil test for phosphorus is showing considerable potential for use in Australian calcareous soils, with the help of a PhD project supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... The test, diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT), was originally developed for testing metal contamination in the soils and waterways of the United Kingdom, but with some modifications it has been found to correlate well with plant response to applied phosphorus in deficient Australian soils... Photo caption: "Dr Sean Mason prepares to test soil samples for available phosphorus" Dr Mason found that DGT readings were more accurate than other tests in calcareous soil types in laboratory trials...
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The aim of the report is to educate the reader as to the importance of TE"s, how to apply them, and to then generate discussion around the use of them more widely within agriculture ix and the food industry... Evan Ryan RYANAGPTYLTD 0428 298 031 03 5744 3662 ev_ryan@hotmail.com To assess the importance of trace elements in broadacre farming and to study methods to manage their application and benefits Currently few Australian broadacre farmers are using trace elements to increase their productivity and profitability Travel across North America and Europe interviewing farmers, researchers and advisors who use and recommend trace elements Trace elements are important both to plant growth and to human health... Trace element use can improve productivity and profitability for farmers and improve health outcomes for consumers...
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Digging into history to guide future fertiliser use.. History is helping to shape the future when it comes to the use of fertiliser in Australian cereal, pulse and oilseed crops... Results from soil test-crop response trials conducted across Australia over the past half a century are being collated for a new national data bank designed to assist with fertiliser application recommendations in years to come...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
BFDC is seeking to improve the confidence of grain growers and advisors using soil testing as a tool for making more accurate fertiliser decisions on farm... Making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia has four outputs that will be delivered through the project... Australian Fertiliser Industry: Speirs SD, Watmuff IG, Reuter DJ, Peverill KI (2010) Making Better Fertiliser Decisions for Cropping Systems in Australia...
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Soil testing the key to fertiliser strategy.. Subsoil reserves of mineral nutrients such as P have been run down over recent decades, with practices such as direct drill cropping accelerating the loss... Soil testing provides an understanding of your fertility profile and is a vital step in making informed fertiliser decisions...
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Three men with farming machinery (From left) For Jamie, George and Hugh Leishman, a novel fertiliser coating from Thailand might help to lift productivity in their cropping program at Streatham in Victoria's western district, and provide the basis for an off-farm business venture that offers a possible solution to the age-old problem of succession planning... George commissioned trials to test whether a novel fertiliser coating from Asia could lift yields in wheat and barley at Southern Farming Systems' (SFS) Westmere site, about 10km from where he farms 1300 hectares with his father Jamie and brother Hugh... George's keen interest in the coating was encouraged by other research around the world that shows making urea a slow-release fertiliser can reduce nitrogen losses to the environment and improve the efficiency of plant nutrient uptake...
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