Nuffield Australia 2014 Scholarship winner
Nigel Corish, from Goondiwindi in Queensland, received a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship, supported by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and Cotton Australia. Nigel studied Fertiliser Use Efficiency (FUE) in irrigated cotton crops.
The family business consists of four mixed farming properties on the NSW‐QLD border, with irrigated cotton the main production crop, with about 4000 hectares grown annually. They also grow about 4000 hectares of dryland cultivated crops, including wheat, chickpeas and sorghum, as well as operating a lamb feedlot and running 130 head of Angus breeder cows.
Nigel’s role in the business is to manage and operate one of the proper ties, Yambocully, and is also part of the Corish Farms management group, which manages the financial decisions across our businesses.
With fertiliser, and in particular nitrogen, being one of the biggest farm input costs Nigel was keen to study how to improve both FUE and Nitrogen Uptake Efficiency (NUE) on both his own farm and across the industry.
“There are a number of different forms of nitrogen and a number of different crop application methods ‐ the study allowed me to find the most efficient type and way to apply nitrogen to the crop,” he explained.
Nigel visited USA, Brazil, China and Europe to complete his studies.
Location: Goondiwindi, Queensland
Mobile: 0409 904 500
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