Fertiliser trials protecting waterways and farmers

Increased confidence in the use of recommended fertiliser application rates across a range of agricultural areas is one of the early benefits to emerge from the State Government’s uPtake program (the program). Results from last year’s trials were consistent with data from the national Better Fertiliser Decisions for Pastures project … Read More

Accu-Spread demonstration days are back!

Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding the spread pattern of your fertiliser spreader when using different products can result in … Read More

Fertilise your mind to fertilise your farm

Workshops will be held across the South West and South Coast this February to provide farmers with the tools and knowledge to optimise their production through tailored fertiliser management. Interactive sessions will focus on the science behind soil testing, constraints to production including the role of pH in nutrient availability, … Read More

Fertiliser in focus on the south coast

Best practice fertiliser use was top of the agenda at a recent agronomist workshop in Albany on Western Australia’s south coast. The successful workshop focused on providing attendees with the best available fertiliser advice, enabling them to then feed this information back to farmers in an effort to help them … Read More

uPtake field days across the south west

More than 140 farmers, industry representatives and researchers gathered together across the greater south west in recent months to experience the results of phosphorus fertiliser trials. The field days (which ran from the Peel Harvey Catchment in the north, to Oyster Harbour Catchment in the south) form part of the … Read More

System design solutions showcased in the South West

Western Australia’s South West dairy farms took centre stage at a recent agricultural training course, with livestock effluent system designers from across the nation in attendance to view different technologies in action. Seven participants travelled from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania to attend the four-day accredited training course delivered … Read More

Partnerships for Smarter Farming

Thirty-six fertiliser trials will be established across the South West over the next three years to test phosphorus requirements under local conditions, and with new pasture species, as part of the Smart Farming Partnership project. The trials will explore innovative technology and practices to improve nutrient use efficiency on grazing … Read More

Join our Accu-Spread demonstration days!

Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding the spread pattern of your fertiliser spreader when using different products can result in … Read More

Farmers turn to science for fertiliser advice

A large number of farms in the South West and South Coast are expected to save money on fertiliser after testing has revealed a bank of excess phosphorus in soils. Now in its ninth year, the soil testing program – currently supported by the $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative – … Read More

Working together to optimise fertiliser use

Farmer and fertiliser industry meetings were held in Busselton on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 to identify ways to optimise fertiliser use and reduce nutrient loss off farms. Beef and dairy grazing producing properties are the biggest contributors of nutrients into Regional Estuaries Initiative estuaries, making farmers and the fertiliser industry … Read More