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Ameliorating sandy soils to increase production
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In this episode, we speak with some of the experts involved in the project and hear about getting the most...

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Improving crop productivity in sandy soils
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Therese McBeath describes the types of intervention being investigated, seasonal timing of interventions and the supply of nutrients to sandy...

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Sandy soil amelioration: Managing soil constraints to increase production

Sandy soil amelioration: Managing soil constraints to increase production

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New tools, techniques and know-how are now available to help growers diagnose and manage sandy soil constraints. The new information is the result of a...

Resources

Soil inversion by ploughing

Soil inversion by ploughing

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Mouldboard, disc or square ploughs can address surface soil constraints by inversion and burial but their performance can be affected by a range of factors.

Economics of deep ripping

Economics of deep ripping

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Deep ripping involves the loosening of soil at depths beyond what traditional cultivation methods achieve.

Diagnosing Sandy Soil Constraints: Nutrition (South-West)

Diagnosing Sandy Soil Constraints: Nutrition (South-West)

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Crop nutrition for sandy soils.

Diagnosing Sandy Soil Constraints Water Repellence and pH (South-West)

Diagnosing Sandy Soil Constraints Water Repellence and pH (South-West)

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Measuring constrains on sands to inform management.

Diagnosing Sandy Soil Constraints: High Soil Strength (South-West)

Diagnosing Sandy Soil Constraints: High Soil Strength (South-West)

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Measuring soil strength with a penetrometer. High soil strength can be caused by compaction and/or hard setting, and can severely limit root penetration, preventing access to moisture and nutrients at depth.

Soil Mixing by Spading: National

Soil Mixing by Spading: National

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Understanding the process of soil profile mixing with rotary spaders.

Inclusion Ripping Technology: National

Inclusion Ripping Technology: National

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Understanding passive inclusion ripping.

Seeding Sandy Soils: National

Seeding Sandy Soils: National

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Managing water repellence at seeding: moisture access strategies

Ripping Technology: National

Ripping Technology: National

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Technology considerations for cost-effective subsoil loosening

Soil Wetter: National fact sheet

Soil Wetter: National fact sheet

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Managing water repellence at seeding: soil wetting agents. Soil water repellence causing patchy and poor crop establishment depends upon seasonal conditions, but wetting agents can mitigate the risks.

Physical Soil Constraints fact sheet

Physical Soil Constraints fact sheet

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The villains of hard subsurface layers in sandy soils.

Paddock Practices: Practical remedies to target challenges of deep ripped soils

Paddock Practices: Practical remedies to target challenges of deep ripped soils

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Some growers experience poor crop establishment after sowing into deep ripped sandy soils, and press wheel design, steel drum rollers and different deep ripper and seeder tyne configurations are being investigated as possible solutions.

Paddock Practices: Chicken litter trials revealing sandy soil constraint improvement

Paddock Practices: Chicken litter trials revealing sandy soil constraint improvement

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High-rate applications of chicken manure are showing positive signs of ameliorating sandy soils in trials on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.