DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MOLYBDENUM DEFICIENCY IN PASTURES

C.G. Sherrell, A.K. Metherell
1986 Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association  
Despite the use of molybdenum on New Zealand pastures for 30 years the diagnosis of molybdenum deficiency is not easy nor is it clearly understood. In this paper we show how a knowledge of the function of molybdenum and factors that affect the molybdenum concentration in plants can be used to make a confident assessment of pasture molybdenum status. The MAF recommended rate of application of molybdenum has been reduced to 50 g/ha sodium molybdate every four years and the basis for this change
more » ... discussed. Keywords: molybdenum, trace elements, nitrogen fixation, pastures, clover, topdressing.
doi:10.33584/jnzg.1986.47.1741 fatcat:wfvard2kingcdi6f2o2hqf6whm