A Soils Forum in Esperance on February 11 will see researchers and growers present the very latest information on a range of soil issues impacting on farm profitability and productivity.
To be hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Esperance Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN), the event will be held from 3pm to 7.30pm at the Pink Lake Golf course clubhouse.
Participants will hear from speakers including growers and leading scientists from organisations including GRDC, CSIRO, the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), The University of WA and CSBP.
Topics covered will include: possible impacts of on-row seeding on root and crown diseases; compaction; soil biology tests; the impacts of chemicals on soil biology; validation of soil health work; and farming systems used by local growers.
For more information or to register for the Soils Forum, contact GRDC RCSN coordinator Julianne Hill on email or 0447 261 607, or visit the western region RCSN website.
Information about GRDC-supported soils research being conducted in WA, as part of the collaborative research effort Soil Constraints – West, is available in the GRDC Supplement Soil management for profit.
Julianne Hill, GRDC RCSN coordinator
08 9726 1307, 0447 261 607
Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827