Fert$mart for Farmers
Many farmers are now finding that when they get soil and fertiliser management ‘right’, they can produce more feed at no extra cost.
This comes with good planning and more targeted use of fertiliser. The key is to use the 4Rs:
- Right Source of fertiliser
- at the Right Rate
- in the Right Place
- at the Right Time (the 4Rs).
A Fert$mart Plan helps to get these things right through improved targeted planning. A Fert$mart tick approved advisor has the necessary training and understanding to formulate a 4Rs fertiliser recommendation in collaboration with their client or discussion group members.
Regional delivery of Fert$mart is available to all dairy farmers of NSW. The program is supported through local collaborative projects including Dairy Australia, Dairy NSW, relevant Local Land Service agencies and dairy farmers.
Farmers are supported through the process of developing a Fert$mart Plan by becoming a member of a purpose formed Fert$mart Group or conducting Fert$mart as part of an existing dairy discussion group. These groups are facilitated by a Fert$mart Ticked agronomists. Individual farms can also contact their nearest Fert$mart Tick Approved agronomists to have a Fert$mart Plan developed.
Check the Dairy NSW calendar for Fert$mart opportunities in your region.