New knowledge on ironstone gravel soils

Host: | Date: 21 Sep 2021

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Innovative lab technology has helped uncover new information on the water and nutrient use efficiency of ironstone gravel soils. It's a first for the grains industry and a big step forward in managing this often-underperforming soil type.

As Murdoch University’s Dr Fran Brailsford explains, the process of discovery involved analysing more than 400 gravel samples from across Australia’s growing regions. Made possible through GRDC investment, the research aims to increase the knowledge and profitability of cropping on ironstone gravel soils.


Dr Fran Brailsford
Murdoch University

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GRDC Project code: UWA1906-008RTX