Nutrition and fertiliser puzzle on the table at Dalby
Date: 08 Sep 2016
Advisors are being offered a helping hand to integrate nutrition research and fertiliser decisions with a half-day workshop in Dalby on Wednesday, September 14.
The Advisor Crop and Soil Nutrition workshop will address the basis for current nutrient decision processes, what improvements can be gained from recent research, and how to incorporate new ideas into current nutrient decision-making processes according to workshop organiser Howard Cox, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).
“Those wanting to better understand how to integrate nutrition research into fertiliser recommendations can access information through various events, publications and media but it can be challenging to put the pieces together to adjust fertiliser decisions for clients,” Mr Cox said.
“During the workshop, attendees will be guided through the process of making sound fertiliser recommendations.
“Rules of thumb, best bets and factors to consider on this journey are some of the tools advisors will be armed with.”
Key topics on the agenda include: understanding how to maximise the benefits of nitrogen and phosphorus (P), the yields and economics of deep P application, what soil organic matter means for soil nutrition, an update on micronutrient work, and the benefits of pulses in a crop rotation and for nitrogen cycling.
Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) through the More Profit from Crop Nutrition Project (MPCN II), the workshop will be held at Dalby State High (formerly Dalby Ag College), Bunya Highway, Dalby from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Sarah Jeffrey, Cox Inall Communications
GRDC Project Code DAQ00183