Fer­tiliser fo­cus at work­shop

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

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.

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