Brett Coulthard 1

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Brett Coulthard

Location: Mossman


The aim is to find a block which has been cut late in the season and trial differing rates of fertiliser

This is aimed at assessing the impact of harvest time on ratooning. Anecdotal evidence indicates that crops cut after October usually yield lower due to water logging and reduced solar radiation. This would suggest that lower fertiliser application rates may be appropriate for late cut ratoons and this trial is intended to test this theory.