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Multiple approach to non-wetting soils in Badgingarra
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To manage the issues, Andrew and Gina Kenny and Andrew's parents Mike and Sara are using a range of short-term mitigation and longer-term amelioration strategies... Andrew says clay incorporation is the most effective amelioration remedy, producing significant crop yield increases where it has been used on about 300ha... "The paired-row seeder effectively has 50 per cent more seeding row, which increases the chances of seed landing in wet soil, and the wings means it potentially grades the water-repellent soil out of the wider furrow better," Andrew says...
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