Pasture and soil fertility investigations in Victoria


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) R Twentyman
Year(s) 1955
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Auchmore, VIC
Pasture and soil fertility investigations in Victoria locations

To present a summary of the recent history and state of pasture improvement due to soil fertility in high rainfall Victoria.

Key messages
  • Trace element investigations have revealed that pastures previously unresponsive to improvement can now be expected to respond after the application of molybdenum.
  • Molybdenum should not be applied in excess.
  • On coastal soils of southern Victoria and the far west copper is the most important trace element deficiency.
  • In east Gippsland both copper and molybdenum deficiency occur together.
  • In poorer dairying districts there is no response to molybdenum until potash is applied.
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)
  • Crop
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Auchmore 1955

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

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