Forgotten about moly?


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) J Shovelton
Year(s) 1978
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Auchmore, VIC
Forgotten about moly? locations

To remind growers to apply molybdenum on a regular basis.

Key messages
  • Molybdenum is required for healthy pasture growth across most of Victoria.
  • It is especially important for nitrogen fixing legumes.
  • Molybdenum deficient legumes look N deficient.
  • Molybdenum should be applied every 5 to 8 years.
  • No more molybdenum should be applied than is necessary as excess molybdenum reduces the availability of copper to livestock.
  • Stock should be excluded from fields for six weeks after molybdenum application to reduce the risk of copper deficiency in livestock.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Clover
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Auchmore 1978

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

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Trial last modified: 10-06-2019 11:58am AEST