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Setting up for success in 2021

Last season’s harvests were some of the best-experienced across the market.

The downside is that the harvested grains and cereals will have drawn down on your soil nutrients. Having completed soil tests many growers will have observed this in their results and will be considering the next steps.

A key part of preparing for this season is to correct any calcium or sulphur issues, as well as pH, with the addition of gypsum or lime. When applying ameliorants, it is also the ideal opportunity to include BioAgPhos to build your soil’s capital P reserves.

BioAgPhos, as a source of slow-release capital P, continues to deliver for BioAg customers. BioAgPhos is well suited to blending on-farm, with other ameliorants, and will not leach or be tied up in soils.

In a year where starter fertiliser prices are expected to increase, the use of BioAgPhos will allow a reduction in the use of starter fertiliser, while still ensuring your crop has the phosphorus it needs to deliver optimal yields.

Soil tests will also provide information on soil carbon levels. If straw was baled, then the cycling of carbon back to the soil will be low. If your soil carbon levels are low then the use of Soil & Seed at planting will offset the negative effects this has on emergence, nutrient cycling, and the soil’s water-holding properties.

Planning now for the inclusion of Soil & Seed in your planting program is critical. Sowing can occur based on the weather so securing and having Soil & Seed ready for use will avoid any delays in planting.

Take the first step now and contact your BioAg representative to discuss your soil test results, the inclusion of capital P in your ameliorants, and the use of Soil & Seed at planting.