GLEN FASANO

The aim is to compare four products; Control Release, Entec, Entrench and the standard
practice fertiliser 140S.

The Project

The aim is to compare four products; Control Release, Entec, Entrench and the standard practice fertiliser 140S.

Who: Glen Fasano

Location: Miallo

Aim:

The aim is to compare four products; Control Release, Entec, Entrench and the standard practice fertiliser 140S. This trial is continuing on from the previous Oak Beach (Mowbray) site Farm 5233. Entec is a nitrification inhibitor, meaning that it holds the nitrogen in the ammonium form for longer – subsequently the nitrogen is subject to less loss pathways. Control Release fertilisers use a sulphur and polymer coating on the urea granule, 25%, 50% or 75% blends can be ordered. In this trial 25% of the urea was coated. Entrench is a liquid applied onto urea as it is being applied subsurface – it is a nitrification stabiliser, meaning that it holds the nitrogen in the ammonium form for longer – subsequently the nitrogen is subject to less loss pathways. Comparing these will help to gain a better understanding of how Entrench, the control release (25% coated) and Entec will perform in the wet tropics region of Mossman. All four products will be applied at two rates, a high rate and a low rate and each treatment will be replicated three times.

Glen Fasano Trial 1