13 Mar 2011

Pastures and Phosphorus on the New England Tablelands, New South Wales

A strategy for planning the use of P for pastures in the northern New South Wales tablelands
Australian Sheep pastures

Summary of Presentation
  • Balanced nutrition is important for productive pastures.
  • Superphosphate provides available P, available S and Ca to pastures.
  • Soil chemistry makes P tricky – use it or loose it.
  • Allocate fertilizer dollars to the most responsive areas.
    • Pasture test strips help identify responsive areas
    • Soil tests help identify responsive areas
  • Maintain a soil P test near the value that supports the target stocking rate.
  • Use tools available to help think through the options.

Norton New England Talks.pdf (size: 1.39 MB)

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