Fodder crop rotations are used when fodder or forage crops rotate through selected pasture blocks and are re-sown back into permanent pasture within 12 months.
Fertiliser that is applied to the pasture blocks through which the fodder crop block rotate is not captured as being applied to any fodder crop blocks rotating through them. It is important to enter any fertiliser applied to the pasture component of a fodder crop block before it is sown into crop and after it is resown back into pasture as well as the fertiliser applied to the fodder crop.
To account for outputs associated with inputs such as fertiliser and organic material applied in the year prior to the fodder crop cycle, the model includes average inputs from pastoral blocks the fodder crop rotates through. To exclude some of these inputs, months since fertiliser/effluent applied to pasture prior to the start of the fodder crop cycle is entered.