With some recent summer rains, this article by Luke Dawson, Senior Agronomist for CSBP is recommended reading. Click here for the full article.
Excerpt: The rainfall events experienced by the majority of the state in January 2018 have provided perfect conditions for N mineralisation. However before a broad brush approach of assuming a certain amount of N has been mineralised and thus reducing N inputs is implemented just because summer rain has occurred a few important factors need to be taken into consideration:
- Organic Carbon levels (OC)
- Soil type- particularly bulk density
- Carbon N (C:N) ratio of the organic matter
- Rate of mineralisation
CSBP’s NUlogic program takes all of these factors as well as economics into account to give an accurate N recommendation in regards to individual circumstances. Talk to us about NULogic Soil and Plant Analysis for the best outcome for your pasture.