Fertilise pastures with selenium?


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Fertilise pastures with selenium?


Over the past year, GD received a few notifications of extremely high concentrations of selenium in silage following treatment with a selenium-based fertiliser. In practice, some of the pastures are fertilised with selenium in order to increase its content in the first cut. Selenium is an essential trace element for effective functioning of cattle. While a deficit is undesirable, an excess can be equally harmful. Read the whole article in Monitoring Animal Health, third quarter 2021.

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Monitoring and surveillance

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