Winter Fertiliser Trials: Preliminary Update

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Winter Fertiliser Trials: Preliminary Update

 

According to preliminary results below from the 2012 Winter Fertiliser trials at Ozbreed, winter may be the most important time of year to fertilise for a green winter lawn. Autumn fertilising has always been recommended for a greener lawn in winter, and so far combined with winter fertilising, it is showing much better results for a greener lawn in winter.

Nara Native Turf responded the best to an application of winter fertiliser with a 2.25 rating rise compared to only an autumn application. It was also one of the best rated varieties with a winter fertiliser application, including Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo and Kenda Kikuyu.

The full report will be finished and posted here in spring.

Winter Fertilising Ratings: 31.07.12

Note: all plots below were fertilised in autumn with slow release fertiliser. The ones also fertilised in winter were at a heavy rate with the slow release fertiliser Elevate NPK:24-1-10 (500ml per half plot, 1000ml per full plot)

Variety nameAverage rating /10
Autumn fertiliser only
Winter and autumn fertiliser
Sapphire6.58
Kenda6.757.5
Nara4.757
Palmetto5.756.5
Sir Walter3.256
Kings Pride36
Village Green3.255.5
Noonan4.255.5
Matilda1.755
Empire54.5
Grand Prix2.252
Legend1.52
Stadium1.51.5
Rileys Evergeen1.51.5
Rileys Super-sports1.51.5

Source: www.ozbreed.com.au

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