Improving soil and nutrient management

Objectives

80% of dairy farmers report using industry nutrient management good practice by 2020.

3 year plan focus

  • Fert$mart maintenance and delivery, including Fert$mart professional development.
  • Identification of high risk nutrient loss catchments, nutrient loss hot spots and effective strategies to mitigate.
  • Effective nitrogen management practices at a field & whole farm scale
  • Improved nitrogen/carbon cycle modelling capacity of Australian dairy systems
  • Tools and resources to better manage and utilise dairy effluent.
  • Fertiliser, soils and water extension modules integrated into Feedbase programs