CSP00098 - Exploratory Practices Research in the Western Region
Observations from long-term zero/no-till paddocks on water repellent sandy soils on the south coast of Western Australia suggest benefits for crop growth due, at least in part, to better water infiltration. But this contradicts other findings that show the addition of organic materials to soil increases the severity of water repellency. No-till farming has been extensively adopted in WA for various reasons including the protection of fragile soils from wind and water erosion. Integration of management of non-wetting soils in the framework of these practices should provide significant benefits to the industry.
To investigate tillage practices and stubble management on the expression of water repellency in sandy soils in cropping regions of WA
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