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Making nutrition decisions in high-cost environments

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Hagan, J. and Bell, L. W. (2022) Making nutrition decisions in high-cost environments. GRDC Update .



Take home messages
• At average fertiliser costs, return on investment to nitrogen applications exceed 5:1, i.e. every dollar spent on nitrogen results in $5 of additional profit
• When N prices double, growers are still receiving $2.10 in profit for every dollar spent on nitrogen, and at triple the cost nitrogen is still expected to return $0.85 in additional profit for every dollar spent
• With higher N prices profitable N responses to winter cereals are only expected under favourable grain prices or seasonal conditions
• Soil testing and precision/variable nutrient application become more valuable as nutrition costs rise.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:nitrogen, urea, farming systems
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
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)
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Fertilisers
Plant culture > Field crops
Live Archive:02 Jun 2022 03:57
Last Modified:10 Apr 2024 02:26

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