Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia


Evaluating alternative fertilisers and biological products for pastures and crops

There is growing farmer interest in using alternative nutrient sources and biological soil enhancers instead of traditional manufactured fertiliser to improve productivity and soil ‘health’.  The Woady Yaloak catchment group received funding from Caring for our Country to investigate the responses to a range of alternative products tested under local conditions.

12 products were tested across a range of sites, including traditional fertiliser, alternative nutrient sources (manures, biosolids, guano) and a range of biological enhancers (seaweed/fish products, worm casts, compost teas) and some combinations.

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