Soil Sampling

N deficiency is the single biggest factor impacting yield and can reduce it by up to 40% (Hochman and Horan, 2018).

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Importance of Knowing Soil N Before Sowing

Understanding soil N levels coming into the 2023 cropping season will allow growers and advisors to make targeted decisions on N application rates, N application timings and crop rotations.

Research from a five-year experiment in Curyo found that N bank strategies of 125kg N/ha or Yield Prophet® 50% are the most profitable over time (Hunt et al. 2022). This work was supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Coming into the 2023 season, knowing the starting soil N allows growers to make targeted decisions that lead to better returns, such as deciding to grow a pulse in low N paddocks rather than applying large amounts of urea, even though urea prices are coming down) to meet yield potential.

Soil sampling prior to sowing can help you to:

  • Establish the current nutrient status of your soil
  • Identify physical and chemical property imbalances
  • Improve production and profitability through efficient nutrient management

Pricing and Booking

Total cost = BCG sampling cost + postage and handling + lab analysis

  • Indicative prices for some common packages and options are below – please contact BCG to discuss your specific requirements.
  • BCG can sample any combination of depths down to 100cm.
  • BCG uses the Nutrient Advantage (Incitec Pivot) laboratory for chemical soil analysis, and SARDI for disease analysis, the use of other labs (e.g. APAL) can be arranged upon request.

You can book online, or contact Tom Jones for more information on 0458 409 205 or [email protected] 

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