With changing climatic conditions comes a greater urgency for more efficient utilisation of nutrients, improvement of soil biology, increases in microbial populations all relevant to Humus in the soil.
Maximising moisture retention with uncertain rainfall makes more than environmental sense, it secures economic viability, importantly understanding the physical properties of soil and its effects on the growth of a plant through its influence on soil friability, water, aeration and importantly temperature explains in short the major factors in root establishment and growth therefore differences in soil friability influence root penetration and utilisation of rainfall which can be directly attributed to yield.
Essentially wheat, Barley and other cereals require (N) nitrogen and (P) phosphorus to consistently increase tiller numbers whereas (K) potassium shows little effect, however when minerals are present in the nutritional requirement then the necessary function of (K) potassium in the transport of sugars and carbohydrates becomes more prevalent and the plants utilisation of (N) nitrogen becomes more diverse not only for cellular vigour but as importantly healthy root development, critical in the plants ability to uptake vital elements and minerals.
SUGGESTED CEREAL RATES OF APPLICATION FOR HUMATE FERTILISERS
NOTE; These recommended rates are reflective of a Humate fertiliser program selected from the range prescribed by the Mikhail soil testing System.