Apply fertiliser in a timely manner

10 Point Plan for irrigated cotton

2

Apply fertiliser in a timely manner

seedlings.jpg

Budget nutrient requirements on soil and crop tests and on crop requirements and yield potential.

  • Uptake graph through season.
  • Nutrient uptake and removal for different yields.

Apply fertiliser in a way to boost nutrient use efficiency.

  • Your cotton consultant can give you advice on the rate, product, timing and application method.
  • For nitrogen, many within the industry use 60% up front and 40% in-crop, utilising many different application techniques.

Don’t let nutrition be a yield limiting factor.

  • Getting your crop nutrition right is essential for maximising cotton yield and fibre quality. Careful monitoring and management of nutrient levels are vital to prevent inadequate nutrition or over-fertilisation, both of which can impact on profitability.