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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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" UM00040 - Increasing feed grain digestibility: probiotics and enzyme additives.. Most pig and poultry diets contain enzyme additives with phytase the most widely used... Phytate-bound P is poorly utilised by monogastrics, due to insufficient endogenus phytase which is required for phytate-P to be available...
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Fertiliser decisions by grain growers start with and rely on knowing the status of paddocks... Develop National and regional soil test - nutrient response calibrations for assessing the nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S) status of soils used for cereal, pulse and oilseed production... 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...
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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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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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" Grains Industry Research Scholarship - Richard Flavel (UNE) Root vigor of cereal genotypes in response to phosphorus nutrition.. Cereals seeking phosphorus: How much to spend on a first date?.. Good roots are priceless - but can we get them cheaper than we think Root architecture and management is AS important as canopy architecture and management < Keep browsing..
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Crop tour takes in central west NSW.. The newly-formed panel for 2013-15 visited five farms and the Trangie Research Station to hear from growers, advisers and researchers, and discuss research priorities and needs... Caption : GRDC northern panellists Kelly Becker, Theodore , Queensland and Jack Williamson, Moree , NSW (pictured right) compare crop notes with Glenn Shepherd, IMAG, Dubbo and grower James Hassall on his Gilgandra district property, "Kiewa"...
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Growers planting high yielding varieties this winter crop season will need to get nutrition - including nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur - spot on to achieve high protein levels... "We're in a situation in the northern region from Dubbo, NSW to central Queensland this summer that part of the region has experienced flooding so we're going to see denitrification," Ms O'Keeffe says... Audio Caption : Sharon O'Keeffe, GRDC manager regional grower services - north says conditions have varied across the northern region this summer but growers need to consider their fertiliser regime early to achieve protein targets..
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" Undergraduate Honours Scholarship - Kenton Porker (UA) - Improving Phosphorus Use Efficiency in Wheat Project Code: UHS138 < Keep browsing..
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