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Tag archive: soil

Soil health a popular theme in the south

During February 2019, the GRDC Grains Research Updates for the southern region were held in Boort, Hopetoun, Dunkeld and Bendigo in Victoria and in Maitland and Adelaide in South Australia. Soil health was a popular theme of the Southern Updates, with presentations that included: Disentangling soil amelioration and plant nutrition […]

Which soil problem should you fix first? Ask ROSA

Western Australian growers with multiple soil constraints can check which one is costing them the most. The WA tool, Ranking Options for Soil Amelioration (ROSA), assesses which soil management options will give the biggest return on investment. WA croppers lose $4.3 billion each year from soil constraints. Most losses are […]

Subsoil manuring provides long term N supply

Some growers have been able to reduce N inputs for at least three years following the placement of manure into the subsoil. Trials in Victoria’s High Rainfall Zone by Southern Farming Systems are showing promising signs of multiple benefits from subsoil manuring. Originally, subsoil manuring was primarily for improving the […]

Soil and water – Australian Agronomy 2015

The 2015 Australian Agronomy conference was held in Hobart in September 2015. The conference theme was Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes. Of the many presentations we have selected and grouped those we think are most of interest to Australian crop nutritionists. This is our selection soils and water.   […]

Tissue testing tells….

Plant tissue testing helps ensure fertiliser responses are not compromised by factors we can control. How effective was the fertiliser applied? Tissue testing tells a lot about the effectiveness of different fertiliser treatments. The effectiveness of one product compared to another, or one strategy versus another is ultimately determined by […]