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Be on alert for high Nitrate levels…

May 11, 2018

We have recently had some very high nitrate levels in new grass samples brought into the clinic. This trend is likely to continue over the next few months.

The risk is the highest on rapidly grown crops and grasses, especially following a period of warm overcast conditions. Sunshine will reduce the level of nitrates in pastures.

You are welcome to bring in your crop and pasture samples to the clinic to get their Nitrate levels checked. Alternatively we can sell you an on-farm Nitrate test kit, so you can do ongoing monitoring yourself. For more information, please phone the clinic on 07 888 8197.