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Posts by Stephanie Alt

Soil and water – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection soils and water.   […]

Yield gap and crop rotations – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection on understanding yield gaps […]

Other nutrients – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection on nutrients and fertiliser […]

Climate and heat stress – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection on climate, managing for […]

Phosphorus – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection on Phosphorous. 100 Years […]

Carbon and emissions – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection carbon and greenhouse gas […]

Nitrogen – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection on Nitrogen.     […]

Liquid P – Does it deliver?

Trials in central NSW showed that 2 forms of liquid P fertilizer delivered similar yield responses to the same level of P applied as MAP on a deficient soil with low PBI. Higher cost per unit of P with these products, meant that MAP was still the more economic form […]

Q&A: Target levels for Zn & Cu

Question: Target trace element soil concentrations What target trace element (Zn and Cu) soil concentrations should a farmer be aiming for on duplex mallee soils? (Cascade, WA) Received: 19/09/2014 Answer The value of soil tests in diagnosing micronutrient supply is limited. Soil test values give a general view of the potential […]

Is it too late for N?

Perspectives from the Northern, Southern and Western grain growing regions, September 2014. South Chris Sounness, Birchip Cropping Group. In the southern region the condition of the crops in late 2014 is diverse. Struggling, almost unharvestable through some areas of the southern Mallee in Victoria, to looking very good through some […]

SPOTLIGHT: Nutrient deficiency Apps

So you can see signs of nutrient deficiency on the crop – but what is causing the problem? Tissue testing would give a definitive answer, and the scale of the problem. In the meantime there are some apps available now that might help. But is it really a nutrient deficiency? […]

How even is your spread?

The vast majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly varied spread patterns. Accu-Spread evaluates spread patterns from broadcast spreaders to help achieve an even result. A new machine is no guarantee that an acceptable spread pattern will be achieved. Most spreaders do not provide acceptable uniformity of spread at the typical […]