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Tag archive: crop nutrition

Soil and plant testing helps manage fertiliser use

  The move from sheep-based farming to a multi-cropping focus brought many challenges for Western Australian farmer Brad Wood. In this case study Brad outlines how understanding the best way to manage stubbles became a focus on his Kendenup property, where he farms barley, wheat, canola, peas and faba beans […]

Lessons in crop nutrition captured for the future.

Lessons learnt from the careers of three leading Australian crop nutrition scientists have now been captured in a series of short YouTube videos. In the videos researchers Mark Conyers, Rob Norton and Ross Brennan reveal the big lessons learnt from their careers that are of relevance to modern agriculture., Mark […]

Fertilizer Australia new home for crop nutrition resources

In June 2019, the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) ceased operations globally, including supporting and developing the information provided through their website. The website contained a significant amount of research and publications by IPNI regional staff and collaborators from across the globe, including local resources developed by Australia New Zealand […]

Can trace elements affect nitrogen use efficiency in crops?

Any kind of nutrient deficiency can reduce crop yields. Trace elements are only needed in small amounts but untreated, deficiencies can cause important crop losses. Also, crops won’t make the most of nitrogen (N) fertiliser if they can’t access the trace elements. Nutrient use efficiency is a measure of how […]

Easy listening with our new podcast channel

Did you know that GRDC Communities now has a podcast channel that connects you to science-based solutions for agriculture? Featuring podcasts on crop nutrition and field crop disease topics, in this series, we share conversations with some of the best researchers & experts from around the country so you can […]

Ask an Expert round table discussion

In this GRDC Communities podcast, Tony Cox hosts a roundtable discussion with some of Australia’s leading nutritionists: Victor Sadras and Nigel Wilhelm from SARDI, Sean Mason from Agronomy Solutions, Andrew Parkinson from Landmark, and Mike McLaughlin from the University of Adelaide. The panelists discuss some of the key considerations for […]

The best of 2018

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GRDC’s Crop Nutrition Community of Practice continues to be an important extension initiative for industry, providing reliable information sourced from key research scientists across Australia.  Throughout 2018, we published 46 articles (that’s a lot!). So, we collected our most popular articles from this period – those that best reflect the […]

Soil management technologies showcased in the north

During late February and early March 2019, the GRDC Grains Research Updates for the northern region were held in Warra, Moonie and Goondiwindi in Queensland, and Spring Plains, Coolah, Dubbo, Corowa and Wagga in New South Wales.  A number of the presentations at the Northern Updates focussed on the new […]

2018 in review- Crop nutrition implications for 2019

In November 2018, plant nutrition consultant Rob Norton presented growers and advisors with yet another insightful review of the 2018 cropping season, and how it may impact crop nutrition in 2019. Rob’s webinar focussed on the more strategic nutrient management decisions. These are longer-term objectives (3-5 years), planned at the […]

Crop nutrition discussions at the GRDC Updates

GRDC Communities is bringing “Ask an Expert” to the 2019 GRDC updates.   Crop nutrition implications after the drought Senior crop nutrition experts including Mike Bell (QAAFI), Sean Mason (Agronomy Solutions) Richard Daniel (NGA), Jim Laycock (Incitec Pivot), Maurie Street (GOA) will discuss the year ahead. Three “early risers” forums […]

Make better crop nutrition decisions with these tools

There are a variety of free and paid support tools to help make crop nutrition decisions. Please note this is not a complete list. Check out Climate Kelpie for more decision support tools. Free Tools SoilMapp collates data from national soil databases (ASRIS and ApSoil). View maps, photos and satellite […]

Nutrient strategies for 2018

Given the very patchy 2017 season, how shall we approach crop nutrition in 2018?  In November 2017, Rob Norton gave a webinar for ExtensionAUS Crop Nutrition on this topic. Rob is the Regional Director for the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). The main crop nutrition strategies Rob suggested: do soil […]