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Nutritional strategies to support productive farming systems

Bell, M. J., Lester, D. W. and Sands, D. J. (2020) Nutritional strategies to support productive farming systems. GRDC Update .



Take home messages
• A critical success factor for cropping systems that rely heavily on stored soil water is co-location of plant nutrients with moist soil and active roots
• Our current fertiliser management practices need refinement, with low efficiency of fertiliser recovery often associated with nutrients and water being in different parts of the soil profile
• There needs to be greater consideration of placement and timing of fertiliser applications to improve fertiliser nutrient recovery
• Declining native fertility reserves means more complex fertiliser combinations will be needed to meet crop demands

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:fertilisers, placement, blends, recovery efficiency, application strategies
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Improvement, reclamation, fertilisation, irrigation etc., of lands (Melioration)
Plant culture > Field crops
Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
Live Archive:24 Sep 2020 03:02
Last Modified:29 Nov 2022 00:59

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