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Tag archive: leaching

Are you losing nitrogen from leaching?

Leaching happens when water containing nutrients moves beyond the rootzone. Nitrate (NO3) is the form of nitrogen (N) most vulnerable to leaching. It is also the preferred form of N for plant uptake which means if N is available to plants it also has the potential to leach.  How much […]

Dig deeper if you really want to know about Nitrogen

Rain encourages soil microbes to mineralise soil organic nitrogen (N) into plant available mineral forms. Some mineral N can leach, moving down in the soil profile with subsequent rain. Deep N soil testing can better estimate the amount of N available in the soil for the crop to make use […]