Budgeting phosphorus in medium and lower rainfall zones of southern NSW

Graeme Sandral, Ehsan Tavakkoli, T.M. McBeath, Roger Armstrong, Sean Mason, Nigel Wilhelm, Rebecca Hailing, Russell Pumpa, Kelly Fiske, Maryam Barati, David Armstrong

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Phosphorus (P) is a significant annual fertiliser input for crop production in southern NSW. The extensive history of P application and mostly adequate to high soil Colwell P values in this region allow many farmers some flexibility in managing P inputs, particularly where cash flow may be limited. The flexibility in P management is also made possible as crop uptake of P is primarily from the soil reserve with a smaller but important component coming from starter P applied at sowing. In this paper we discuss both P considerations after drought and P cycling and uptake.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrains research update
Subtitle of host publicationDriving profit through research
Number of pages14
EditionLake Cargelligo, 11th March 2020
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2020
EventGRDC Grains Research Update - Lake Cargelligo Bowling Club, Lake Cargelligo, Australia
Duration: 11 Mar 202011 Mar 2020


ConferenceGRDC Grains Research Update
CityLake Cargelligo
Internet address


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