Copper (Cu) - soil and crop

Copper is also necessary in small quantities for the development of crops. Copper deficiency is more likely in peaty and poorer sandy soils; when the soil is alkaline and contains a lot of organic matter, crops will absorb a relatively large amount of molybdenum and Sulphur at the expense of copper.

Copper, like boron, is important for grain establishment in corn. The amount of copper in the soil can be examined at Eurofins Agro via the 'trace package' of the analysis Fertilizer Manager.

Types of roughage with an average level of copper include grass and grass silage, while silage maize and CCM contain somewhat lower levels. In grass silage, copper levels have dropped significantly due to stricter fertilization standards in recent decades. Good copper sources include cereals and rapeseed.

Copper content (mg/kg dm); Eurofins Agro 2009-2013
  Fresh grass Grass silage Maize silage Lucerne
Average 8.8 7.8 3.7 8.9
Target range - 12.0-15.0 - -


Ration Check

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