Potatoes store better and are less subject to bacterial soft rot when the peel of the potato contains sufficient calcium. In trials it has been found that there is a correlation between a reduction in bacterial soft rot and an increase of calcium in the peel of a potato tuber.
The latest round of Fertcare training has now been scheduled. For those requiring Fertcare training it is suggested that you book into a course as soon as possible to ensure that you secure your place.
The relative merits of different phosphorus fertilizers for crops can be easily misunderstood. Most confusion surrounds monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and diammonium phosphate (DAP), especially when technical information is used to promote one of these fertilizers over the other.
At Back Paddock Company we endeavor to keep our customers up to date with the latest tools and information to be able to better service the end-users of our technology. Periodically this means adding in new analyses and calculations that help improve productivity, profitability, sustainability, and minimize risk and the offsite impacts of added nutrients.
Soil acidity is a natural consequence of highly productive food production systems. Soil acidification was recognised, written about and treated with liming materials in Roman times. The need for liming is not necessarily pointer to poor farming practice, more likely these days an indicator of a high soil productivity.
Quite frequently as a result soil analysis comments are made that soils are sodic, magnesic saline, or all of the above. In many cases these terms are not clearly understood and implication for soil management and their effect on crop performance sometimes confused.