Excessive use of chemical nitrogen fertiliser has a negative effect on soil life and soil structure. Yet there still seems to be a trend of farmers wanting, or feeling the need, to apply excessive chemical nitrogen fertiliser to pastures.
http://traceandsave.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/grass-green-83910.jpeg 951 2532 Craig Galloway http://traceandsave.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/traceandsave.png Craig Galloway2015-11-17 16:07:292017-08-30 16:08:20Further proof of the positive effect of decreased nitrogen fertiliser
http://traceandsave.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PMN-featured-image.png 316 844 Marno Fourie http://traceandsave.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/traceandsave.png Marno Fourie2014-08-25 08:30:562017-09-06 16:45:34Potential mineralisable nitrogen on a dairy farm in Tsitsikamma
Here is an example of how improved soil life and good soil structure can unlock unavailable nitrogen into a form that is readily available for pasture uptake. You can possibly reduce your nitrogen fertiliser costs.