Australia dairy farming fertiliser response trial
Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd NZ developed a liquid application product for grass pastures to minimise soil nitrogen loss, with corresponding dry matter responses. The client wanted to see if the same pasture production performance responses occurred on irrigated dairy farms in Victoria, Australia, as had been achieved on NZ dairy pastures systems.
Description of the project
A 12 month trial was designed and replicated on farms from Gippsland to south-west Victoria.
High level planning
March 2012 to May 2013
The AgriBusiness Group’s role and contact
- Role: Project management including farmer recruitment, setup paddock sized trial layout; recruiting and training applicators & technicians; supervision, communication coordination, raw data management
- Key contact: Geoff Dunham