How to test for dispersive soil

Host: | Date: 16 Dec 2020

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    GRDC Podcast: How to test for dispersive soil

    Now is the time of year to test your paddock for dispersive soil. Many soils in south-eastern Australia have naturally dispersive topsoils that are prone to compaction, temporary water-logging and reduced seedling emergence.

    Date: 16 Dec 2020

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Now is the time of year to test your paddock for dispersive soil. Many soils in south-eastern Australia have naturally dispersive topsoils that are prone to compaction, temporary water-logging and reduced seedling emergence.

In this podcast, NSW Department of Primary Industries research Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli shares a simple one-hour soil test that quickly tells growers if dispersion is an issue in their paddocks, allowing them to make informed gypsum application decisions.

Contact

Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli
ehsan.tavakkoli@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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