Liquid fertiliser evaluation trial


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Tristan Baldock (Cleve Rural Traders) and Cathy Paterson (SARDI MAC)
Year(s) 2012
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Tuckey, SA
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Liquid fertiliser evaluation trial locations

To compare crop performance and gross margin returns for a range of fluid and granular nitrogen and phosphorus fertiliser treatments in conjunction with trace elements and in-furrow fungicide.

Key messages
  • A full liquid system including N, P, Trace elements and fungicides provided the greatest yield response and was significantly better than district practice granular treatments.
  • Liquid N gave the most significant response of all liquid treatments in terms of mid-season biomass and yield.
  • Full liquid and liquid N treatments provided similar returns to that of traditional treatments and greater returns than liquid P only.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial funding source GRDC UA00107
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition

Thanks to the Burton family for providing land for this trial, Cleve Rural Traders, MAC EP Farming Systems 3 project UA00107 and Spraygro for operational and funding support, and special thanks to Therese McBeath for technical support.

Other trial partners Cleve Rural Traders, Spraygro
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Application
  • Fungicide: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Tuckey 2012

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

Forms not all specified

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