Cobden fertiliser business FAQ

Can you blend a specific fertiliser for my land?

Yes. We have more than 3000 blended fertilisers on record and counting. Talk to us about your specific nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), potassium (K) and sulfur (S) soil needs and we will create a tailored nutrient budget and tracking system.

How do I know my fertiliser is getting spread correctly?

Our fertiliser spreaders are independently tested and Fertcare-accredited under the Accu-Spread program. This process ensures we apply the fertiliser at the correct rate evenly across the paddock. We also have nutrient tracking technology in each spreader that tracks which paddocks are spread and what nutrient is applied. A report can be emailed to the customer on completion of the spreading showing a coverage map of the farm.

How is ag urea more beneficial than straight urea?

Ag urea is treated with a urease inhibitor that reduces the nitrogen lost through volatilisation. If straight urea is applied to the paddock and you do not receive adequate rainfall there will be significant nitrogen (N) losses, resulting in less pasture grown. Trial results show using ag urea significantly increases dry matter production and reduces the cost of dry matter grown, compared with conventional urea.

When do I need to use soil conditioners?

Soil conditioners, like gypsum and agricultural lime are best used before you apply liquid, granular or blended fertilisers. Optimum soil health is an important part of healthy and productive crop growth.

How do I get the best from my farming land?

The cheapest form of dry matter is your home-grown fodder. With help from our expert farm mapping services and agronomist team, we can maximise your pasture production and fine-tune your fertiliser system to increase returns.

Do I have to pay for your fertiliser services upfront?

No. We understand the unique demands on Victoria’s dairy farmers – so our fertiliser business offers special finance options for customers, including tailored payment plans to suit your cashflow.