Alternative fertilizers field research project
22/04/2020 12:49 AM

Different fertiliser products are commonly promoted for use on pastures in order to improve pasture productivity and support a more ‘healthy’ soil microbial environment. However, minimal field research has been conducted to validate such claims. A 6-year study (2009–14) was conducted on phosphorus (P)-deficient soils at three sites near Yass, New South Wales, to investigate the effect of topdressing perennial native-based pastures with a range of alternative fertilisers and with single superphosphate. 


A summary of the findings are presented in a paper published in Crop & Pasture Science (Dec 2019 – Vol 70, Issue 12). A copy of the paper can be found here (attached journal paper).


A short video can also be viewed at the link below highlighting the relevance of the study when choosing fertilisers for topdressing of pastures:


https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/south-east/key-projects/alternative-fertilizers-field-research-project


A summary article will follow in coming weeks.