11 Dec 1993

Potassium fertilization for pastures improves dairy profits

JS Glendinning

The use of potassium (K) fertilizer on dairy farms in the Bega Valley on the New South Wales (NSW) south coast has increased by a a staggering 6000 percent in the past 20 years. In the past 10 years milk production has increased by 78 percent, despite a decrease in the number of dairy farms. Milk production per farm has increased by almost 130 percent.
Good fertilizer practice has helped with these increases including due attention to K nutrition of pastures.

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