After a rocky start to the season which saw our trials program postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we have now restarted our program and headed back out into the paddocks.

This year we have 24 field trials in the ground, most of which are located within a 200km radius of Perth. There are a few trials located in the Geraldton and Esperance regions and with travel restrictions easing, we are planning to bolster these regions with some in-season foliar trials looking at Flexi-N as well as some foliar trace element trials.
Season 2020 has a good mix of trials covering a range of nutrients and crops. Whilst our trials program is slightly smaller than normal, we have some exciting trial topics that will interest growers from all over the state.

Some of the highlighted trials for season 2020 are:

  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus rates on Wheat compared to Barley
  • Long term Potassium Strategies – Hay
  • Nitrogen Management on Wheat in the HRZ
  • Phosphorus on Lupins on high PBI soils
  • Nutritional requirements on Reefinated country
  • Nitrogen Efficiencies – Rates, Placements, Additives
  • Pasture Product Range – Inc Super Phos and Super SR
  • Trace Element – Sources, Placement and rates

Our website, will be regularly updated so you can keep up to date with our trials as the season progresses.

Collaboration projects 
CSBP is proud to be continuing our collaboration with GRDC and Uptake in 2020. By continuing to work together we hope to improve the efficiency, sustainability and profitability of farming and fertiliser use moving into the future

Agtech & IoT
We are continuing to investigate the value of various Agtech products in the nutrition space. Weather stations, moisture probes, drones, and pasture readers will be used in our trials this year with the aim to measure their value in the decision making process.

For more information on any of the research that CSBP is looking at please contact your local Area Manager.

Scott Nelson
By Scott Nelson
- Agronomy Lead

Scott was raised in Narrogin on a farm at Nomans Lake. 

After a stint on the family farm, Scott also worked for several local rural and merchandise businesses and his own retail sporting business before joining CSBP in 2010, as an Esperance Area Manager.

Scott’s knowledge and passion for crop nutrition saw him move into the role of Agronomist for the Esperance and Eastern regions, and then to his current role as CSBP Agronomy Lead in 2018. 

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