NIR for improved fertilisers predictions (1998)

Batten, G Blakeney, A Williams, R Ciavarella, S


This IREC Farmer Newsletter article presents information and results from the RIRDC funded project DAN148 investigating NIR test. The article presents information on the guide to crop fertilizer requirements, changes to the NIR tissue test for 1996/97. The article present information on what the NIR test can inform the farmer about each sample and assessing the bottom line prior to applying fertilizer. There is small amount of information of topdressing prior to PI and hints on demonstration in field on farms. The article also informs of the futures seasons of shoot samples being anaylised prior to the PI stage of development.