On-farm trials and evaluations are an important tool in the nutrient management toolbox.
- Allow a grower to compare new practices, products or rates under the circumstances and conditions in which they farm
- Valuable and preferred method for fine tuning nutrient management practices
- Positive outcomes from on-farm trials help build confidence in a new practice
- They should be used if a grower is unsure whether a practice will work on their farm, if they are unfamiliar with a new practice or product, or if there is concern that a practice may have a negative outcome (productivity or profitability).