Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Daniel Pantovic

Location: El Arish

Evaluate Entec Fertiliser to reduce nitrogen

Entec is an enhanced efficiency fertiliser, that is reported to reduce nitrogen losses under certain circumstances by slowing the conversion of ammonium to nitrate in the soil.

Due to the nature of sugarcane, a full crops nutrient requirements are applied as a single application early in the life of the crop. The idea behind the use of Entec, is to hopefully, ensure that more of the nitrogen is taken up by the crop instead of being lost to the general environment.