How to balance soil nitrogen for top quality pasture

By Bob Freebairn
Updated February 14 2023 - 9:23am, first published February 13 2023 - 5:00am
Legumes like sub clover, growing with perennial grass in April 2022. Legumes can build soil nitrogen by 20kg/ha for each 1t/ha legume (drymatter) growth. A very important part of quality grass for livestock. Picture supplied
Legumes like sub clover, growing with perennial grass in April 2022. Legumes can build soil nitrogen by 20kg/ha for each 1t/ha legume (drymatter) growth. A very important part of quality grass for livestock. Picture supplied

As for maximising cereal crop and grain quality yields, good levels of soil nitrogen are also important for maximising grass pasture yield and quality.

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