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Reducing Nitrogen Fertiliser with Non-Legume Nitrogen Fixation

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about science-backed methods of maintaining crop yield while reducing nitrogen fertiliser at this free workshop in Mareeba

Do you want to reduce fertiliser application and increase your profit margin?

Join Gulf Savannah NRM for a free workshop on non-legume nitrogen fixation in sugarcane and other crops. In this workshop, you’ll hear the results of many years of experiments in sugarcane where crop yields were maintained while nitrogen fertiliser application was reduced to below 30kg N/ha per year.

This session will be especially relevant for cane farmers on the Tablelands and elsewhere, as well as other growers who want to gain insight into alternate methods of reducing nitrogen fertiliser application.

All registered participants will receive a free farm map of their property when they arrive. As part of the workshop, you will be assisted to design a trial area for your property to test the methods discussed at the event. The savings that can be gained through reducing fertiliser costs are considerable, and the workshop will include an exercise to estimate the savings your farm could make.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

For more information, call Bob Stewart on 0418 733 147 or email bob.stewart@gulfsavannahnrm.org.

This project is supported by Gulf Savannah NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


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