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Observations on topdressing a copper-deficient pasture in South-Eastern Queensland

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Chester, R.D., Marriot, S. and Harvey, J.M. (1957) Observations on topdressing a copper-deficient pasture in South-Eastern Queensland. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 14 (1). pp. 1-22.



Trials were conducted in successive years to examine the effect of topdressing with copper sulphate, alone and in combination with superphosphate and with superphosphate plus lime, on the botanical and chemical composition of pasture and on the growth rate of grazing Hereford heifers. Topdressing with copper sulphate at 28 lb. per acre per annum in two applications each of 14 lb. per acre at intervals of six months enables grazing cattle on this predominantly carpet grass pasture to accumulate and maintain adequate liver copper reserves.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil chemistry
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Fertilisers
Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Live Archive:24 Jun 2024 01:05
Last Modified:24 Jun 2024 23:38

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