He sowed the new block with cocksfoot, red clover and chicory in May 2012, and is now running heifers on it. “The initial BioAgPhos application produced a significant improvement in clover growth in the first year after application, considering that no clover had been sown at the time.” said Graham. “As the block had no previous fertiliser history, it is clear that the product has helped to build phosphate levels in the soil to where it now supports a very productive pasture”.
BioAg’s regional agronomist, Arron O’Connell comments that “BioAgPhos is ideal for establishing and topdressing pastures, It contains 12.7% P: 35% Ca: 1% S, and provides a high analysis, environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to conventional phosphate fertilisers. It does not contain any water-soluble phosphate and thus it won’t leach or ‘lock-up’, and will keep releasing for much longer than conventional fertilisers. As a result, BioAgPhos is perfectly suited to the high rainfall, acidic soils found in the coastal areas of Northern NSW”. “I am pleased, but not surprised by the results achieved by Graham on his improved pasture”, he said.
For further information contact BioAg on (02) 6958 9911 or Gloucester Rural Supplies’ assistant manager Mathew Higgins on 0409 916 143.