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Tropical perennial grasses - the role of fertilisers and nitrogen


Nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur applied to an establishing tropical perennial grass pasture can enhance vigour and production.

In an established pasture, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur should be applied annually to account for nutrients lost through product removal and ensure the pasture remains vigorous, producing high quality forage.

When there are no legumes in the pasture application of nitrogen is essential to achieve maximum growth rates, forage production and quality.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Fertiliser application in the establishment year
  • Fertiliser application on established pastures


Primefact 1050

Published: Aug 2010