Soil Amelioration - WA

Host: | Date: 13 Feb 2019

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    GRDC Podcast: Soil Amelioration - WA

    WA’s sand plain soils feature multiple constraints including water repellence, acidity and compaction, all focus points of GRDC’s $33-million-dollar investment in the Soil Constraints West Project.

    Date: 13 Feb 2019

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WA’s sand plain soils feature multiple constraints including water repellence, acidity and compaction, all focus points of GRDC’s $33-million-dollar investment in the Soil Constraints West Project.
Soil constraints result in lost grain production worth more than $4 billion annually, just in WA.
A key project outcome is that growers should consider treating multiple constraints over smaller areas, rather than working on one constraint at a time.

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 at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/managing-soils/ranking-options-soil-amendments-tool

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

Further information

Dr Stephen Davies
m: 0408 439 497
ph: 08 9956 8515
email: Stephen.davies@dpird.wa.gov.au

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