Everything we grow requires nutrients from the soil. It’s important to understand what our crops are removing from the soil so that we know what we should be replenishing our soils with for the following season.
Take a look at the table below. It gives you a guide to how much nutrients each crop would remove per tonne of grain. Remember that some nutrients may also be lost to leaching or becoming unavailable to plants.
It is also important to know the levels of each nutrient in the soil, which will be accessible to your crop. You can find this out by conducting a soil test of the top 10cm of your paddock. This time of the year is a great time to get us out to do a soil test in your paddocks. The test will show if there are deficiencies or excess levels of essential nutrients as well as indicating whether you need to apply lime to fix low pH soils or gypsum to fix sodicity issues. Contact one of our team today to organise your soil testing. We currently have a deal running on three or more tests. And Sam is ready and waiting to get in your paddocks!
Once you know what deficiencies are present and what nutrients need replacing, you can start considering fertiliser requirements.
Contact Heath or Zack for any enquiries on fertiliser and get your product booked today.