Green Urea to reduce ammonia loss in pastures

Helen Suter - The University of Melbourne on 06/06/2012

The breakdown of urea by a process known as hydrolysis leads to production of ammonia (NH3, a gas) or ammonium (NH4+), a plant nutrient. When urea is topdressed, any NH3 that is produced can be blown away from the site and this leads to poor use of applied nitrogen (N). One way of minimising the risk of NH3 loss is to apply a urease inhibitor with your urea.

Nitrogen for winter feed

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers on 30/04/2012

Around this time of the year, graziers need to assess their available dry matter reserves, including the quality and quantity of pasture and hay in the shed, then consider how much feed is going to be required.

Feeding the autumn break

Lee Menhenett - Technical Agronomist on 08/03/2012

Exceptional rainfall has fallen across NSW, northern Victoria and Gippsland over the last couple of weeks. While this has caused extensive flooding in some areas, it has also provided conditions for one of the best pasture seed strikes seen for many years.

Budgeting for Graziers

Nutrient budgeting can appear to be a complex issue at first glance, but it works on the same principles as financial accounting.

Evidenced based agriculture

When was the last time you asked your agricultural supplier to provide evidence that their products worked in crop as claimed?

Opportunity to Spring Sow Lucerne

If you're looking for a high quality and versatile pasture option to fill the feed gap, consider planting lucerne this spring.

Pasture recovery after the flood

Flooding has caused significant damage to pastures in south-eastern Australia this summer and flood damage will need to be assessed on a paddock-by-paddock basis to determine the best recovery strategy.

Pastures wont thrive on phosphorus alone

Graziers need to use a balanced nutrition program to ensure the most efficient use of fertiliser in their pasture systems.

Phosphorus key to yield

Farming districts and soil types dictate the range of critical phosphorus levels needed to achieve yield targets.

Quality soil testing

A recent farmer survey has revealed that when it comes to soil testing, more than 90% of grain and cotton growers consider it to be valuable.