Applying the right source (form) of nitrogen fertilizer at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place has important implications for crop profitability, along with greenhouse gas emissions and water quality impacts. Fertcare® is facilitating a Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) workshop for Fertcare® participants and other advisors working in sugarcane and horticulture.
Fertcare® has reviewed and drawn together the latest research information to produce new Best Management Guides. This workshop will bring you up to date with what advisors need to know about emissions management, NUE, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, Smartcane BMP and more. It will also provide a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues from other districts.
The full agenda is below.
Feel free to let other advisors and colleagues know about this workshop. Previous Fertcare® participation is not essential to attend and it is free.
Date: Tuesday 14th April 2015.
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Venue: Centre for Wet Tropics Agriculture, South Johnstone Research Facility, 24 Experimental Stations Road, Boogan Qld.
Lunch will be provided. Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Please RSVP by Thursday 9th April to Christine Gates
(E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: (02) 6230 6987).
Fertcare® Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop
Tuesday 14th April 2015
Centre for Wet Tropics Agriculture, South Johnstone Research Facility
10:00 Welcome & Fertcare® introduction – Jeff Kraak
10:10 Entec® research summary – Rob Dwyer (Incitec Pivot Fertilisers)
10:35 Emissions Reduction Fund & nitrous oxide emissions – Gerard Fullerton (Back Paddock Company)
11:10 Morning tea break
11:20 Causes of poor NUE, opportunities to improve NUE – Gerard Fullerton (Back Paddock Company)
1:25 Agricote research summary – Everris speaker to be confirmed
1:50 Evidence based agriculture – Dr Rob Norton (International Plant Nutrition Institute)
2:10 Afternoon tea break
2:20 Smartcane BMP update – Matt Kealley (Canegrowers)
2:40 Soil testing – which method or extractant should I request? – Dr Rob Norton (International Plant Nutrition Institute & ASPAC Fertcare Committee Chairman)
This workshop is supported by funding from the Australian Government, in-kind support from Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Vic, Fertilizer Australia and the wider fertilizer industry.