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Tag archive: nutrients

Nutrient implications for failed crops

Many growers and advisers in eastern Australia are weighing up the options for their drought-stressed and frost-damaged crops. ┬áIs it more economical to conserve crops as hay or silage, graze them or hope to eventually harvest them? Has the generally high cost of hay cutting been fully taken into account? […]

How to confidently diagnose a crop nutrient disorder

Unusual symptoms in crops can indicate nutrient disorders. Visible symptoms tell you there is some kind of problem but are not enough to base a reliable diagnosis on. Crop symptoms can be triggered by too little or too much of a nutrient, as well as a range of other constraints […]

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 […]

Summer Crop Nutrition 2014 / 2015

After a hot finish to the winter crop season, the opportunity for summer crops is now upon us. Fertilisers can account for up to 40% of the variable costs of growing a crop. Hence it is well worth investing money in accurate soil testing and agronomic advice to help balance […]