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Managing nutrient addition in the Wilson Inlet Catchment

Managing nutrient addition in the Wilson Inlet Catchment

Mount Barker, Western Australia

  • Author: Penni
  • Date Posted: Sep 24, 2014
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  • Address: Mount Barker, Western Australia

Project Details

Project Delivery: Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee

Contact: Kathi McDonald or Penni Hewett

Email: kathim@southcoastnrm.com.au or pennih@southcoastnrm.com.au

Website:  South Coast NRM Land theme

Start Date:  October 2013                End Date:  June 2015

Site Location: Mt Barker, Western Australia

Site ID: C212 and C222h

Project Aim:

The project aims to compare nutrient addition to a hayliage crop using commercially available organic fertilisers on different soil types and at different rates.  It is hoped that similar production levels can be achieved with organic compared to chemical fertiliser products to manage nutrient addition and reduce nutrient leaching and run-off to creeks and rivers and the Wilson Inlet.

An additional treatment comparing the use of a slow release chemical fertiliser has also been added, to investigate the effect it will have on plant production, soil biology and nutrient leaching.

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