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Winter nitrogen on pastures: Trial shows how to reduce feed costs and risk of leaching

Winter nitrogen on pastures: Trial shows how to reduce feed costs and risk of leaching

A pasture response trial near Busselton has shown the value of applying nitrogen to grass-dominant pastures in winter. The trial also demonstrated that nitrogen can be applied after rain, rather than before, to minimise the risk of leaching. The trial was run by local agronomist Graham Mussell and livestock...

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Trial aims to avoid costly losses of nitrogen fertiliser

Trial aims to avoid costly losses of nitrogen fertiliser

Nothing frustrates beef and sheep producers like a late break-of-season. After months of supplementary feeding, the rain comes when temperatures are cold, slowing the break-down of organic soil nitrogen and pasture growth, and creating less than ideal conditions for grazing. In this situation nitrogen fertilisers are often used to...

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