Nitrogen and trace elements in focus at Victorian workshops

Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 08 Mar 2016

Portrait of Rob Norton

Speakers at the Bendigo and Ouyen workshops include Dr Rob Norton from the International Plant Nutrition Institute.

Nitrogen and trace elements in focus at Victorian workshops Nitrogen cycling and trace element management will be under the microscope at two Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded workshops for agronomists, advisers, consultants and growers in Victoria in April. The workshops at Bendigo on April 11 and Ouyen on April 12 will provide information and technical advice, with scientific support, for determining organic matter cycling in the soil in relation to nitrogen nutrition, paddock planning and fertiliser rates, plus trace element identification and management.

Speakers at the workshops will include Dr Rob Norton, Australia and New Zealand Regional Director with the International Plant Nutrition Institute; CSIRO soil scientist Dr Jeff Baldock; Dr Glenn McDonald from the University of Adelaide; Tony Cox and Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries; Dr John Angus from Charles Sturt University and CSIRO; and Dr Nigel Wilhelm of the South Australian Research and Development Institute.

The workshops, from 8.15am to 3.15pm, will be at the Bendigo RSL Club and the Ouyen Football Club.

More information about the workshops, including registration details, can be found at

For further information

Deb Baum, AgCommunicators
0448 840232    


Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675100

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