Spring can be a hectic time of year and this often means some beneficial agronomy activities may be dropped in the rush. But this year, while we wait for paddocks to dry out, there is a window of opportunity to get on farm and take some leaf tissue samples.

Grain growers across northern New South Wales and Queensland are now experiencing a vastly improved cropping outlook, thanks to good rainfall in October.

Research by Agriculture Victoria has shown that there are no pasture yield differences whether phosphorus fertiliser is applied in summer or autumn.

Research by Agriculture Victoria has shown that there are no pasture yield differences whether phosphorus fertiliser is applied in summer or autumn.

When the cotton has been picked and the season is over, what’s next?

One of the best ways to guide summer crops towards their productive potential is to plan a tissue testing program.

Leaf and petiole sampling is a vital part of any comprehensive fertiliser program for cotton, helping growers to maintain crop yield potential at its peak.

Farmers and graziers are being encouraged to soil test this spring to identify opportunities to improve farm productivity and profitability next year.

Grain testing has been available from Nutrient Advantage Laboratory Services for a couple of years now and is becoming increasingly popular with agronomists looking to be more precise with nutrient budgeting.