LIQUID APPLICATION ACHIEVES INCREDIBLE RESULTS

LIQUID APPLICATION ACHIEVES INCREDIBLE RESULTS

Since converting to a liquid system in 2012, New South Wales farmer Lee Lonergan has surpassed yield results by perfecting rates of UAN. Mungindi farmer Lee Lonergan has found his family property’s “sweet spot” for rates of Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) applied in-furrow, yielding up to 1.5t/ha more on sections of his most marginal property in 2016.

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OUTCOMES

  • Double the average wheat yield in the 2016 season
  • More than tripled the chickpea yield in the 2016 season, despite disease pressure
  • Earlier germination: Seedlings 3-4 days faster than trial strips
  • Vigorous growth: Initial growth 2-3 weeks ahead of trial strips
  • Increased root developmentImproved soil structure
  • Reduced fungicide applications, saving $10/ha per application
  • Limited disease in chickpeas since spiking inoculants in-furrow

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