Story: Topdressing

Fertiliser effect on oats

Fertiliser effect on oats

The farmer responsible for these oats did not realise he had run out of fertiliser when sowing the crop. The fertilised crop (right) are showing lush growth, while the growth of unfertilised oats is patchy and stunted.

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Spreading fertiliser', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008