Locating and assessing on-farm lime sources

Host: | Date: 23 Oct 2019

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    GRDC Podcast: Locating and assessing on-farm lime sources

    In Western Australia’s eastern wheatbelt the sand plain soils are prone to acidification. Research is being done to locate and assess on-farm lime sources as an alternative to coastal lime.

    Date: 23 Oct 2019

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In Western Australia’s eastern wheatbelt the sand plain soils are prone to acidification.

To neutralise the acidity grain growers apply coastal lime usually sources from sites hundreds of kilometres away from their farms.

However as part of a project initiated by the Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solution Network group research is being done to locate and assess on-farm lime sources as an alternative to coastal lime.

Further Information

Greg Shea, DPIRD
Great Eastern Highway, Merredin WA 6415
0427 449 398
greg.shea@dpird.wa.gov.au

Useful Resources

GRDC Project code: LIE1803-002SAX