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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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After decades of consistent phosphorus (P) fertiliser application, many Western Australian soils now have adequate P status, presenting an opportunity for farmers to save on input costs... Testing subsoil (10 to 30 centimetres) P levels using both the Colwell-P and BSES-P tests across the farm is the key to making an informed decision about fertiliser applications rates... Region West, North, South < Keep browsing 0 Responses to Soil testing the key to fertiliser savings..
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Growers praised for efforts to preserve healthy soils.. On the eve of World Soil Day (December 5), Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Managing Director John Harvey says it is timely to acknowledge the grains industry's efforts in ensuring the long-term fertility of soils, necessary for essential food production... Scientists involved in the Soil Biology Initiative agree that the program is making considerable progress in understanding the composition of the living fraction of soils which support crop production, and how growers can best manage soils to maximise nutrient capture and defend against crop disease...
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