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Failed crops should be tested for NITRATE before being cut for Hay

Failed crops that have been made into hay this season could prove deadly for sheep and cattle. 

Dangerously high nitrate levels have been found in up to 25 per cent of crops tested at one Riverina laboratory, resulting in warnings for producers to ask for nitrate testing for any failed crops made into hay.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is warning growers that high levels of nitrate could be found in hay and silage this year. 

Current conditions mean the plants have taken up nitrogen from the soil and may have high nitrate levels when harvested.

Link to full Article (The Land, Olivia Calver, 1.11.2019)

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