Tag archive: crop nutrition

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 […]

How critical is the critical level?

Critical soil nutrient levels indicate whether a yield response to fertiliser is likely – or not. Their role is to help avoid unnecessary or uneconomic applications of fertiliser. Critical levels are used in interpreting soil test results to make fertiliser recommendations. The critical level is the value required to achieve […]

Join in the crop nutrition discussion at the GRDC Updates

ExtensionAUS™ is bringing “Ask an Expert” to the 2018 GRDC updates.   Nutritional legacies from 2017 and implications for 2018. Senior crop nutrition experts Mike Bell (QAAFI), Mark Peoples (CSIRO), Nikki Seymour (DAF QLD), Richard Daniel (NGA), Jim Laycock (Incitec Pivot), Ehsan Tavakkoli (NSW DPI), and Tim Weaver (CSIRO) will […]

Top five in 2017

Take a look at our five most popular articles and videos from 2017.   This year we published 60 articles on www.extensionAUS/Crop Nutrition These articles covered many different aspects of crop nutrition in the Australian grains industry. These articles were prepared with and reviewed by, members of our Community of […]

Webinar: Look back on 2017 to have the best crack at 2018

What should you be thinking about for crop nutrition in 2018? The 2017 cropping season has been a mixed bag across Australia’s grain growing regions. There are some poor crops and some very good crops. For advisors, site-specific thinking could be even more important than usual next year. Join ExtensionAUS […]

How to review last season’s crop nutrition decisions with Chris Dowling

You might know how much you spent on fertiliser last season, but do you know if it was a good investment? Review at the end of the season can answer that question. Do you know how to assess how well last season’s crop nutrition management shaped up? In this webinar […]

More on crop nutrition at the 2017 GRDC Updates

Trace elements – Chris Dowling Trace elements can greatly influence crop production and may increase profitability. Chris Dowling from Back Paddock Company presented at the Gulargambone Update. Plant tissue testing for micronutrients and likelihood of responses.   The importance of phosphorus – Chris Guppy Crop response to P and other […]

Last year’s most popular crop nutrition stories

eXtensionAUS Crop Nutrition published 49 articles in 2016. These were the most popular: Can I burn lime and gypsum with stubble? Bottom line: Loss of limestone will be minimal, gypsum might lose some solubility. 2. Three reasons why topdressing nitrogen can fail Not enough rain after topdressing, too wet, too late! […]

How to review last season’s crop nutrition decisions with Chris Dowling

You might know how much you spent on fertiliser last season, but do you know if it was a good investment? Review at the end of the season can answer that question. Do you know how to assess how well last season’s crop nutrition management shaped up? Join us for […]

Crop nutrition field day provides local solutions

Researchers, agronomists and leading grain growers came together in July and August for a series of successful on-farm workshops presented by the More Profit from Crop Nutrition II (MPCN II) project. Findings from recent soil and plant nutrition research were outlined by crop nutrition and agronomy researchers, followed by in-depth […]