Project Delivery: Wheatbelt NRM
Contact: Lizzie von Perger
Ph: 9670 3106
Website: Wheatbelt NRM Website
Start Date: 2015 End Date: 2017
Site ID: SA00779SA2
The Nutrient Use Efficiency Program (as a whole) aims to assist farmers to improve their soil health and crop performance whilst reducing nutrient export to waterways by developing their skills and knowledge in nutrient management. Soil testing to depth and plant tissue analysis will be used to identify key soil constraints and opportunities for improved management. This project site is part of a multiple site trial, focusing on Nutrient Use Efficiency in catchments that have been identified as having the largest impact on water quality in the Avon/Swan River.
The Nutrient Use Efficiency Program will provide farmers with the opportunity to assess their nutrient use efficiency on a nominated site. Soil samples will be collected from the depths 0-10cm, 10-30cm and 30-50cm and analysed along with plant tissue samples taken from the same set locations. This soil/plant data as well as the paddock history information and yield results will be used to determine nutrient balances and assist in understanding the soil constraints that may be limiting crop uptake of nutrients from soil. Wheatbelt NRM along with industry experts, will work with growers to evaluate management practices and highlight where efficiency gains may be made.
Project outputs will be added once the trial has been completed.