Tips and tools to manage water repellent soils

Host: | Date: 03 Apr 2019

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    GRDC Podcast: Tips and tools to manage water repellent soils

    In this podcast, Dr Stephen Davies from WA’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development talks to Lucinda Jose about outcomes from the Soil Constraints West project that can help growers better manage water-repellent soils.

    Date: 03 Apr 2019

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Hydrophobic, or water-repellent soils are soils coated in organic compounds, which prevent water from properly infiltrating the soil. Usually affecting sandy soils, these compounds can come from plant wax and oils, or microorganisms in the soil, causing patchy and staggered crop establishment for grain growers.  
In this podcast, Dr Stephen Davies from WA’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development talks to Lucinda Jose about outcomes from the Soil Constraints West project that can help growers better manage water-repellent soils.

Contact information

Dr Stephen Davies
Soil Constraints West Initiative
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
20 Gregory St., Geraldton WA 6530

m: 0408 439 497
email: stephen.davies@dpird.wa.gov.au

Resources

GRDC Project code: DAW00244