Optimising fertiliser application rates to reduce excess nutrient runoff into the Bay (2004)
Balliang Food and Fibre Group
Project duration: 2017-2019
Commercial nutrients used for farming can find its way into our waterways and onto the Bay, resulting in overstimulation of some plant life. This project is testing a prototype nutrient budgeting tool 8 trial farms, with a view to refining fertiliser and seeding rates. It will also include an evaluation of the residual nitrogen levels to ensure that the nitrogen which has been applied is absorbed and the accuracy of the tool.