Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems by Maria Taylor
GroundCover™ Issue: 34
- GRDC investment: $300,000 for new infrastructure at Minnipa Research Station; farming systems projects — $260,000 annually for 5 years — started 1998
- Environmental challenges: drought, calcareous and light soils, nutritional deficiency — notably in phosphorus, hostile subsoils, wind erosion, salinity and sodicity
- Solutions: fluid fertiliser P, direct drill and stubble retention, tolerant varieties, best-bet rotations with pastures and pulses, increased water-use efficiency and farming to soil type.