Fertiliser focus at workshop
All nitrogen lost to the atmosphere is actually a loss of dollars... — Jenny Voight
THE Action on the Ground – Burnett Croppers project will hold a workshop next Tuesday to summarise its findings.
The focus of the project was to study the effects of fertilisers on different soil types to reduce nitrous oxide emissions.
Burnett Catchment Care Association technical officer Jenny Voight has trialled different practices such as pulse rotations and variable fertiliser rates.
“All nitrogen lost to the atmosphere is actually a loss of dollars, so the workshop will be about fertiliser efficiency,” Ms Voight said.
The tests were performed on two trial sites, one on black soil and one on sandy loam.
The results will be presented by CQUniversity’s Professor Phil Brown and Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation’s DrWeiji Wang.
This will be followed by a guest lecture from University of Queensland Professor Mike Bell.
The final results will be distributed after the last sorghum tests are completed in December.
The workshop will be held at Monto Town Hall on Tuesday, November 29 from 8.30am.
RSVP by this Friday by phoning Melinda at Burnett Catchment Care on 4166 3898.