The answers are in the dirt.
If you want to save money on fertiliser, you should be soil sampling.
Soil sampling is an extremely beneficial and accurate method to improve decisions regarding nutrient inputs. You can know exactly what is in your soil, apply that which is lacking (or not apply that which is plentiful), and increase productivity. Soil tests can also tell you the level of soil fertility, and when tests are conducted regularly, the results can be recorded to measure the changes in soil fertility from season to season. It’s an accurate and efficient way to measure paddock productivity and return on investment.
What benefits can I get from soil testing?:
– Monitor nutrient levels over time
– Diagnose any problems and deficiencies
– Predict nutrient requirements
– Fine-tune fertiliser programs
– Provide a basis for site specific management
– Identify rooting depth, soil type, and its chemical constraints and characteristic effects on plant growth
– Aid in the selection of plant species for the soil environment
– Monitor chemical accumulation of elements toxic to plants
– Measure responses in field experiments
– Provide the basis to set productivity goals
By knowing the characteristics of your soil, it can help us help you make informed decisions about your future fertiliser program. It can also help to make better decisions regarding crop protection products and their efficacy. It’s an affordable method that will help you make more informed decisions, and save you money in the long run.
If you are wanting to get the most out of your crop without wasting money on over/under-fertilising, don’t hesitate to contact one of our staff to get your soil sampled and tested. Call us now.