Vickery Bros. Newsletters

39 - 2018-2019 Summer

Fertiliser Pricing 2019 – Understanding Lime & Gypsum – Tissue & Grain Testing – Welcome to Vickery Bros. Laura – Carrying Capacity on Improved Pastures – Pasture Seed Update – Selenium – The Importance of P-K-S – Increasing your lambing percentage – Crickets; Life Cycle and Control

38 - 2018 Spring

Weather update – Summercrops for 2018 – Silage & Hay Season 2018 – Soil & Tissue Testing – Using Agrotain to Maximise Nitrogen Loss

37 - 2017-2018 Summer

Fertiliser pricing 2018 - Lime doesn't work overnight - Timing of application - Soil health status - Phosphorus cycle - Why is my P still low - Sulphur - Maintaining an existing summer crop - Dumping fertiliser on farm - Soil testing

36 - 2017 Spring

Soil health for successful summer crops - Costs and economics of summer crops - Can I direct drill my summer crop - Lucerne management and persistence - Silage and hay season - Warratah trial update - Importance of potassium for growth - Crop disease update - Bluegum field day - Timerite for RLEM control - Company update

35 - 2016-2017 Summer

Vickery Bros & Southern Soils Fertiliser - Fertiliser Pricing 2017 - Potassium & Sulphur - Nodulation and N: fixation - Dual Purpose Crops - Molybdenum - Chicory & Plantain - Nitrogen for summer crops - Early Sowing Annual Rye Grass - Review of N responses in new ryegrass cultivars - Grain

34 - 2016 Winter

Spraying for trace element deficiencies in crop – Welcome to Vickery Bros. – Onion Grass Control – Benefits of early nitrogen use – Filling the winter feed gap with Gibberellic acid – A tale of two summercrops – Grass Tetany

33 - 2015-2016 Summer

Fertiliser Pricing 2016 - Calculating the cost of return on a farm higher than district average - Phosphorus drives lamb growth rates on ‘Waratah’ at Cavendish trial - Soil Testing - Ewe nutrition requirements and its impact on lamb survival - Potassium on grazing farms - Crickets; Life Cycle and Control - How will you manage crop disease next season? - Feeding livestock in another tight spring - Is all lime the same? - Humus: Do we have enough in our soil - Choosing a pasture to suit your operation

32 - 2014-2015 Summer

Fertiliser Pricing 2015 - Phosphorous: getting your inputs right after a spring shut off - Phosphorous trial economics - Soil Acidity, Liming, Aluminium & Manganese Toxicity: F.A.Q. - From the logistics chair - Sulphur - Copper deficiency in lambs - Feeding livestock in a tight season - Mythbusters: Will spreading compost increase my soils carbon content? - New crop opportunity

31 - 2014 Winter Spring

Nitrogen rates and testing - Beet western yellow virus and green peach aphid in canola - Common questions about fertiliser and soil fertility - Hay and Silage Planning - Soil and plant tissue testing - Disease Watch 2014 - Hay and Silage Planning - Fertiliser use and pasture production on dairy farms - Spray topping & winter cleaning for more productive pastures - Vickery Bros Ur-Ammo - Soil testing and soil analysis reports - Waterlogging - Planning for a dry Spring

30 - 2013-2014 Summer

2014 Fertiliser pricing - It’s not too early to apply posphorus - Crickets - Sulphur in pastures - Potassium (K) for pastures - Lime or gypsum - The high input P story - Stubble Management: what to do? - Tall fescue, friend or foe? - Myth busters: does superphosphate kill earth worms? - Dairy pasture nutrition

29 - 2013 spring

Nutrient affordability - Hay and silage production - Nitrogen timing - Keeping legumes in mixed pastures with potassium - Trial outcomes this Winter: Nitrogen and Sulphur on dairy pastures - Timerite for Red Legged Earth Mite control - Soil and tissue testing - Forage brassicas: Quality for livestock production - Applying copper to cereal crops with fungicide

28 - 2013 winter

An action plan for growing winter feed with nitrogen - Fertiliser Response Strips - Welcome Back Bruce - Slugs: Prevention better than cure - Farewell Jake - Nitrogen for crops this year - Winter Cleaning Pastures - Don’t Forget Copper and Zinc - Onion grass in pasture - Grazing winter cereals

27 - 2012-2013 Summer

Fertiliser Pricing 2013 - Farewell Robbo - Aluminium Toxicity - Cavendish P Trial - Reactive Rock Phosphate - Significance of Potash - Recognising Copper Deficiencies

26 - 2012 Winter

Agrotain coated urea: Reducing nitrogen loss - Planning for the end of the financial year? - Monitoring Nitrogen levels for best results - Phalaris Staggers - Cricket Baiting - Grass Tetany - Case Study Steven & Tania Luckin Mount Clay Dairies

25b - 2012 Spring

Spring 2012 - Hay & Silage - Cost of dry matter - Soil & Tissue testing - Summer crops - Agrotain coated urea for summer crops - ​

25 - 2011-2012 Summer

Fertiliser pricing 2012 - Edenhope soil nutrient status - Combination pastures walk - Cropping Article - Trace Elements - Managing newly acquired properties - Heywood ryegrass trial

24 - 2011 Spring

Review of Entec Urea in winter - What to do with that wet paddock? - Spring sowing - Nutrient monitoring in dairy - Nitrogen for summer crops - Overhead power lines look up and live - Grass tetany issues - Phalaris for persistance

23 - 2010-2011 Summer

Fertiliser pricing 2011 - Nitrogen response on summer crops - Potash deficiency prevalent - Copper Deficiency in livestock - Reactive phosphate rock - Summer grazing management - What am i going to do with that stubble? - Forage Rye Corn for early feed - Ups and downs of soil testing

22 - 2010 Spring

Vickery Bros. Liquid Fertilisers - Reducing Nitrogen Loss - The Spring Surplus: Options and Opportunities - Spring Sowing - Timerite and Redlegged Earth Mite - Last Chance to resow Lucerne - Chemical use in Lucerne - Nutrient Management in Lucerne - Cropping - Alternate Summer Crops - Compost

21 - 2010 Autumn

Topping up Lucerne - Patience pays dividends at the break - Pasture Species - The Green Bridge - Controlling barley grass - Slug alert in new sown pastures and crops

20 - 2009-2010 Summer

Company Overview - Molybdenum for healthy clover - Soil & Tissue tests - Keeping costs low & production high - Significance of Potash - Gypsum for difficult soils - Cropping overview - Nutrients for soil health

19 - 2009 Spring

What are Fertiliser Prices Doing? - Cost of Nitrogen - Nitrogen Trial - Making Quality Hay and Silage - Cropping - Potash Important in Lucerne - Autumn Feed Wedge

18 - 2008-2009 Summer

Fertiliser Pricing - Budgeting for Phosphorus - Cropping Article - Crickets - Lime Or Super? - Livestock Containment - Areas - Summer Crops - Farm Walk at Frances

17 - 2008 Spring

Company Overview - Sowing Pastures in Spring - Nitrogen Trial - Ensiling vs Green Chopping - Cropping Overview - Winter Production

16 - 2008 Winter

Fertiliser Pricing - Phosphorus - EverGraze - Weed Control - Fescue Establishment - Molybdenum - Grain and Graze - Entec

15 - 2007-2008 Summer

Supply and Demand - Lucerne Liquids - Agronomy Alerts - Biotechnology and GM Canola - Don’t Forget the Phosphorus - Soil Testing for Optimum Crop Yields - Lime & Gypsum - Customer Profile - “Ayrhaven” - Successful Fescue Establishment at Ballangeich West - Mo Bros

14 - 2007 Spring

Nitrogen On Spring Pastures - Hay and Silage Production - Summer Crop Sowing Option - Winter Feed Strategies - Broadcast Sowing for Summer Crops

13 - 2007 Winter

Winter Nitrogen Strategy - Opportunity Cropping - Ryegrass Decline

12 - 2006-2007 Summer

Planning and Opportunities - Is it Worth Keeping Sheep? - Feed Grain, Fodder Alternatives and Protein Supplements - Leaving Phosphorus off Pastures - Grazing Summer Pastures - Time for Lime? - Nitrogen for Summer Crops - Cropping Nitrogen

11 - 2006 Spring

Planning and Opportunities - Soil and Tissue Testing - Pasture Sowing in Spring - Fertiliser for Summer Crops - Pasture Utilisation on Dairy Farms - Nitrogen In Crops - Lupin Crops - Austral Park Lime Trial - Alternative Fertilisers

10 - 2006 Winter

Do You Have Enough Feed? - Winter Grazing Management - Cropping - Nitrogen for Crops - Perrenial Ryegrass Toxicity - Forward Purchase Plan

09 - 2005-2006 Summer

Time for Fertilizer Decision Making - Nutrient Management System Trial - Achieving Balanced Soils - New Slow Release Organic Product - Humates - Fertcare Accreditation

08 - 2005 Spring

Hay and Silage - Healthy Soils - High Performance Pastures - Soil and Tissue Testing - Summer Crops

07 - 2005 Winter

Late Break - New Staff - Nitrogen in Autumn - Mapping Service - Impact of Urea timing -

04 - 2004 Winter

Season overview - Fertiliser finance - Soil testing - Potassium limiting pasture growth - Lucerne - Plantain - Chicory - What is Selenium

03 - 2002-2003 Summer

Trace elements for animals - Copper - Cobalt - Selenium - Nitrogen - GPS update - New soil tests - Dairy pasture field day - Achieving potential stocking Rates - Lime - Cropping

01 - 2001-2002 Summer

Keeping nutrients balanced Sulphur - Phosphorus Uptake - Molybdenum Copper - Cropping - Prime Lambs - Potassium for dairy farms - Pasture - Fertico - Life time wool production