Pasture roadshow focuses on balanced nutrition

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Pasture roadshow focuses on balanced nutrition

FARMERS and graziers are invited to attend a free pasture nutrition information session next week, focusing on balanced nutrition.
The pasture roadshow is coming to MG Trading in Gippsland to support farmers with the latest pasture nutrition information for a productive start to 2014.
The information sessions are being held on:
• Wednesday, January 15 at 10am at MG Trading Korumburra, 40 Princes Street, Korumburra; and
• Wednesday, January 15 at 1pm at Incitec Pivot Fertilisers’ fertiliser centre, Neals Road, Buffalo.
Keynote speaker for the roadshow, Lee Menhenett, technical agronomist with Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, said staying on track with a balanced fertiliser program was vital to ongoing farm productivity.
Mr Menhenett will guide farmers about a range of nutrient issues, including the relationship between soil phosphorus fertility and carrying capacity. He will present case studies on how carrying capacity has been profitably increased through strategic fertiliser application.
“The analysis of results from the Nutrient Advantage laboratory shows there are still many farms where soil phosphorus and sulphur levels are less than optimal,” he said.
“Annual inputs of water soluble phosphorus and sulphate sulphur are also needed to maintain productivity in beef, sheep and dairy pasture systems.”
Mr Menhenett will use recent field trial results to show how SuPerfect fertiliser applied in autumn can help improve winter feed production.
“Good soil fertility can go a long way towards creating an adequate feed wedge leading in to winter, as well as maximising pasture growth through the colder months,” he said.
Other topics to be covered at the sessions include an assessment of alternative fertilisers and the importance of spatial distribution of phosphorus.
Mr Menhenett will discuss how low analysis fertilisers can improve the distribution of nutrients in pastures compared with high analysis fertilisers.
“SuPerfect is a tried and true fertiliser supplying balanced nutrition to legume-based pasture systems,” he said.
Mr Menhenett will be joined by staff from MG Trading for the five local pasture nutrition information sessions.
Farmers and graziers are invited to attend a session. For more information, contact MG Trading Korumburra on 5655 1166.

Sharing knowledge: Lee Menhenett from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is encouraging farmers to attend a free pasture information session as part of this summer’s roadshow.

Sharing knowledge: Lee Menhenett from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is encouraging farmers to attend a free pasture information session as part of this summer’s roadshow.

 

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