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We started to use this product this year and so far the results are amazing. Used 10kg/ha with our starter fert. Anyone have any idea of long term effects?
 

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Na Lawrie and co. We had the head office guys out our farm last week looking at the trials we set up. Noticed on our worst ground that its now up with the better country.
 

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As you can see with the root development its way better. We also have seen better leaf production and crop stance. There is five days difference between sowing dates, being the field with prill being the later. the field with prill is our worst on that farm and now has become one of the best. We put 70kg of 19-0-13-10 with 10 kg of prill its also had a zinc 6% mang 8% copper 2% sulfer8.6% 3Lha spray over . With the wheat this is where we had a stuff up in which it went out at 3x the rate. the lesser plant has no prill.
 

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As you can see with the root development its way better. We also have seen better leaf production and crop stance. There is five days difference between sowing dates, being the field with prill being the later. the field with prill is our worst on that farm and now has become one of the best. We put 70kg of 19-0-13-10 with 10 kg of prill its also had a zinc 6% mang 8% copper 2% sulfer8.6% 3Lha spray over . With the wheat this is where we had a stuff up in which it went out at 3x the rate. the lesser plant has no prill.
How did you apply it? Custom fert blend? How solid are the granules - would they hold up to the rollers in a combine?
 

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Strait down the tube. You can buy it blended or by its self the granules look exactly the same as 19-13. A bloke up the road it also spreading it out with his urea, as it stabilizes it. We will be doing that as of next year.
 

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Strait down the tube. You can buy it blended or by its self the granules look exactly the same as 19-13. A bloke up the road it also spreading it out with his urea, as it stabilizes it. We will be doing that as of next year.
Do the results vary by application method? Spreading/pre drill/drill with seed?
How long do the effects last?
 

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Best put down the tube with fert, but its safe to place with seed. The rep was saying the other day farmers down the south east sa were spreading over pastures, having excellent results. It last for a few years by what others Have told me. it helps feed the microbs which make fert more readily available to the plant (less fixation). But to do it right every year application is needed.
The company agronomist said to put 10% prill to fert down. a bloke further in the mallee has been using it for 10 years and he was using 80kgha of 19/13 a year, but since using this product has gone to 40kgha and is getting better results from yield than the 80kg prior. Our sugar levels in our plants have doubled just by the one application. will be interesting to see our soil test come back next fall. I have done a lot of research on this product over last pre season and so far have been extremely happy with the results.
 

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first photo is of our wheat mid season as you can see it has a much larger root base and the plant is much healthier. the second photo is of barley filling heading stage, this has had little to no rain on it for two months. as you can see the root base, health, and just overall strength of the plant is far superior. the product so far is going to help us yield far more due to this prolonged dry spell
 

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EF, what's in this stuff? I read the analysis bit where does it come from, I wouldn't mind trialling this on wheat to see if it can help pull through wet periods better?

Ant..
 

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its made from brown coal form vic.
Brown coal? Hmmm that's worth $70 tonne!!

Yep I'll give some a go..all my wheat will be on hill country next year but will see if I can't get a two side by side strips in somewhere wet...

Cheers..

Ant...
 
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