BROADACRE

Soil Test and Analysis

Grain growers occupy almost 20 million hectares of productive land across every state in Australia. Australian grains are internationally regarded for their high-quality and reliability – both as bulk commodity exports and value-added products, valued at approximately $9 billion annually.

But with the nutrient levels in our soils becoming more and more important, this industry is under threat. As stewards of 61% of Australia’s land mass, Arable farm owners have a unique responsibility to care for the soil in a way that preserves this vital resource for generations to come.

Since 2002, we have worked along with many broadacre farmers to support better use of fertilisers and above all, better economic and environmental results.

We formulate specific Nutrient Management plans, matching farm management styles, with an indepth analysis of the soils and crop types. This is an economical, no-compromise approach to soil fertility.

Step 1: Soil Test and Analysis

Testing the soil is the starting point. We use an independent soil testing service which provides comprehensive test data presented in a format that is very easy to read and understand. This test includes a number of parameters not included in other tests. If you already have recent tests from another laboratory, we can process these in our audit program and prepare a recommendation. Wherever possible we like to have more comprehensive data, as it gives the necessary detailed information which makes the analysis process far more accurate.

Step 2: Nutrient Program Planning

We then work with you to create a totally customised soil and plant nutrient program for the season ahead. This can be to address a specific problem or an ongoing program that will keep your soil healthy and provide optimum yield and profitability year to year.

Step 3: Soil Amelioration and Planting Blends

Depending on requirement when doing paddock specific Soil Amelioration blends we manufacture a custom nutrient blend, which is determined from the results of the soil analysis, into a specifically designed carbon base, complemented with a unique combination of bacterial inoculants and microbial bio-stimulants that are designed to increase root system vigour and nutrient availability. At Planting we build Granular Nutrient Packs addressing key Nutrient requirements for the Crop and complementing these with Trace minerals and Carbon additives to maximise early season Nutrient Use Efficiency.

Step 4 : Seed Priming

Using the best research and latest data available, we create a unique blend of Nutrient and Root Stimulants to ensure the best possible start for the seed. This is applied onto the seed prior to sowing to ensure a healthy early season root system as well as providing building blocks to help against abiotic stress and early onset of disease.

Step 5 : Differential Leaf Sap Test and Analysis

The Hybrid-Ag Leaf Sap Analysis is unique in Australia. The Differential Leaf Sap Analysis (DSA) is a new testing method which can be likened to a human blood test, that reports nutrient levels in the tree or plant in near real time. It can highlight nutritional deficiencies, movements and excesses, often 2-4 weeks before standard tissue or ash tests can. By analysing leaf samples from both old leaves and new leaves it is possible to track movement and translocation of different nutrients throughout the plant, providing deep insights and more accurate nutrient application recommendations throughout the growing season.

Step 6 : Custom Yield Maximisation

Using data from the Differential Leaf Sap Analysis (DSA) results in Step 5, we build targeted nutritional foliar and ground spread applications that support the production of high quality tillering and plant growth to maximise the yield potential.

Step 7 : Seed Fortification

This step is the targeted application of specific Nutrients to the paddocks where we are planning to have seed retention for next season. This is designed to maximise plant health and store up reserves of nutrients in the seed bank for a powerful start to the following season

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