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One-pass technique for non-wetting soils

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Mouldboard ploughing is one option being trialled as an amelioration tactic for overcoming the symptoms of non-wetting soil: poor water-holding capacity, water repellence and acidity... Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) senior research officer David Hall says research is showing mouldboard ploughing can significantly boost yields, and the benefits so far are persisting for several seasons... Owners: Michael (Mic) and Marnie Fels Location: Wittenoom Hills, Western Australia Farm size: 6000 hectares (arable) Enterprise: cropping Rainfall (average annual): 450 millimetres Soil types: transitional mallee and duplex Crops grown 2013: wheat (2000ha), canola (2000ha), barley (2000ha)..