Project Delivery: Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
Contact: Kathi McDonald or Penni Hewett
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
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.