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When to Apply Early Nitrogen (N)

21 January 2022
Type Newsletter

A “Do’s & Don’ts” guide to help your decision around early N application. This flyer was updated on 21 January 2022.

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Lack of nitrogen (N) supply in the soil can limit spring grass growth. The timing and rate of fertiliser N and slurry application are key decisions for every livestock farmer. Research has shown a large range in grass growth response to early N (between 5 to 18 kg DM/kg N applied).

While the appropriate application of early N is beneficial, the incorrect application of early N is wasteful, costly, pollutes water and increases greenhouse gas emissions.

The following “Do’s & Don’ts” should guide your decisions around early N application.

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