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2.5 Factors that influence your nutrient decisions

Many interacting factors need to be considered when making a nutrient decision. The following information has been put together to help your consideration of each factor in making a nutrient decision.

Soil Factors 

  • Soil type

  • Structure and depth 

  • pH 

  • Nutrient status

Paddock Factors

  • Previous crops and nutrient use 

  • Crop residue level and plant type 

  • Rainfall total and frequency 

  • Disease and weed levels

Crop Factors

  • Crop choice 

  • Production objectives, potential yield and quality 

  • Growth stage

Other factors 

  • Application method 

  • Fertiliser source/product 

  • Price and marginal returns


2.5 Factors that influence your nutrient decisions

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