Growing legumes in acid soils
Host: Chris Brown | Date: 13 Mar 2019
Effective nodulation and vigorous early growth sets the production and nitrogen fixation potential of pulse crops.
We sometimes hear about the rundown of Phosphorus nutrient deep in the soil profile and a deal of research is being conducted right now into Deep P Placement and the benefits derived from that. Well just recently research in south eastern Australia has attempted to address another issue deep in the soil profile and that is soil acidity or low pH and its effect on legume yields.
Work undertaken by Helen Burns and Dr Mark Norton from NSW DPI has looked closely at this problem and a new GRDC publication will detail this complex issue for growers and their advisers.
Download the Publication 'Legumes in acidic soils - maximising production potential’ here: https://grdc.com.au/legumes-in-acidic-soils
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