Improving crop productivity in sandy soils

Host: | Date: 24 Oct 2018

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    GRDC Podcast: Improving crop productivity in sandy soils

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

    Date: 24 Oct 2018

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Sandy soils have constraints that limit crop yield. Low levels of organic matter in these soils restrict the soil’s ability to retain nutrients, compaction hinders root penetration as the plants seeks out those nutrients and water, and the structure of the sand limits its ability to retain water.

To help overcome these restrains intervention is needed and in this podcast Therese McBeath describes the types of intervention being investigated, seasonal timing of interventions and the supply of nutrients to sandy soils.

Further information

Dr Therese McBeath
CSIRO research scientist
08 83038455
therese.mcbeath@csiro.au

GRDC Project code: CSP00203