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Chapter 16: Developing a Fertiliser Management Plan

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A fertiliser management plan guides decisions across the farm throughout the coming season or year. Find out how to prepare a fertiliser management plan; what should be included in the plan; and see an example of a plan.

16.1 Introduction

The purpose of a fertiliser management plan is to guide soil and fertiliser management decisions across the farm throughout the coming season or year. Fertiliser management plans are used by dairy farmers and farm managers for a range of purposes.

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16.2 Components of a Fertiliser Management Plan

There are a number of important components covered in a Fertiliser Management Plan. These include the following: farm map, managing soil constraints, soil fertility and trends, soil health, crop and pasture condition, using on-farm nutrients, fertiliser program, nutrient budget and managing risks. Find out how to develop a Fertiliser Management Plan.

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16.3 Documenting the Fertiliser Management Plan

There are many suitable formats for documenting a fertiliser management plan ranging from a printed hard copy to a digital report created by fertiliser planning software. See an example of a Fertiliser Management Plan.

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