Soil Constraints - WA

Host: | Date: 13 Feb 2019

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    GRDC Podcast: Soil Constraints - WA

    Soil constraints are reducing grain grower profitability in Western Australia. Soil compaction, low pH and water repellence are estimated to cost the state’s grains industry a billion dollars annually in lost productivity.

    Date: 13 Feb 2019

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Soil constraints are reducing grain grower profitability in Western Australia. Soil compaction, low pH and water repellence are estimated to cost the state’s grains industry a billion dollars annually in lost productivity.
That is why the GRDC invested in a multi-organisation 5 year R&D program called the Soil Constraints West Initiative.
Now in its final year and with up to $33 million invested, changes are happening on farm.
Chris Gazey from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is Soils and Nutrition portfolio manager with the Department and oversees the Soil Constraints West projects.

The 'ranking options for soil amendments' (ROSA) tool provides a cost-effectiveness ranking of soil amendment options to address one or more soil constraints within a farm business. Check out the ROSA decision support tool: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/climate-land-water/soils/managing-soils

GRDC project codes - DAW00244 Soil Water Repellence and AVP00003-A (RCSN) projects
DAW00252, DAW00236

Further information

Chris Gazey
0429107976
email: chris.gazey@dpird.wa.gov.au

GRDC Project code: DAW00244, AVP00003-A, DAW00252, DAW00236