Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for plant growth, development and reproduction, so it’s important to ensure your crops have enough! However, you also want to
make sure that too much nitrogen is not applied as this increases production costs and can result in leaching and run-off.

So how do you make sure you apply the right amount?

Nitrogen fertiliser rates are influenced by the crop to be grown, yield goal, weather and quantity of nitrogen provided by the soil. This fact sheet provides guidelines to assist you in making site-specific decisions about applying nitrogen fertiliser.