As with all goods and services provided by Kojonup Agricultural Supplies, we like to offer the knowledge and advice of our fully qualified staff to ensure you are getting the best value. Selling clients chemicals and fertiliser to customers without providing them with them with the associated information and advice is only doing half the job. From Paddock plans to advice on chemical mixing order, our agronomic team is there to make sure you get it right.
Agronomy is a very broad term and Merriam-Webster define it as a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management. A lot of people think of it as purely the advice on chemical choices and rates, but it is so much more! Our agronomic team can provide quick and efficient recommendations on which chemicals and fertilisers to use in a particular situation, but their end goal is more about creating efficiencies and thinking long term, to ensure the soil you are farming is healthy and has the potential to provide the plant growth that will sustain your business well into the future.
Possibly the most crucial part to making sure that your crop reaches it’s full potential. Making use of the experienced eyes of our Agronomists can ensure that you are aware of potential issues and take action in a timely manner. Ring them now to book an appointment
What’s the old adage? The 6P rule -Prior planning prevents pathetically poor performance! Our agronomy team offer a full paddock planning service to our clients that contains recommendations for seed varieties, fertilisers and chemicals, giving you predicted costs and gross margin matrices. These plans provide you with the ideal forecast to discuss with bank managers and accountants as well as being able to see what inputs you need to order. Give one of our agronomy team members a call and get your plans in place.
The major soil nutrients required for plant growth are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sulfur (S) and Calcium (Ca) and most balanced fertilisers will contain a certain proportion of each. In addition there is a substantial list of micro nutrients such as Zinc, Copper and Molybdenum that are also required at much lower levels. Our agronomists are highly skilled at interpreting soil and tissue test results to evaluate the most economic mix of nutrients your crops and pastures require.
Predicta B testing
There are a range of soil-borne diseases such as nematodes, which collectively are estimated to cost grain growers over $370 million each year. South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) through its PreDicta B soil testing service provides a quantitative assessment of the key pathogens and beneficial organisms in grain-growing soils. Members of our agronomic team have been trained to interpret these results and provide plans to manage the levels of the non-beneficial micro-fauna to enable healthy plant growth. Contact one of them and they can organise testing to make sure your crops have the best chance.
NU-Logic Soil Analysis
Kojonup Agricultural Supplies is a CSBP agent and as such has access to the full range of soil test kits and knowledge of their requirements. For a small fee per site we can actually perform the tests and remove that physically demanding job from your list. Contact us now.
NU-Logic Plant Analysis
Kojonup Agricultural Supplies is a CSBP agent and as such has access to the full range of plant tissue test kits and knowledge of their requirements. For a small fee per site we can actually perform the tests and remove that physically demanding job from your list. Contact us now.