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Rotary spading water-repellent soils tested at Binnu
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Rather than buying a spader immediately, Damian set up a water repellence amelioration trial in collaboration with Dr Stephen Davies from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... It was enough to give Damian the confidence to expand his spading program and buy his own machine - a four-metre Farmax , capable of mixing the soil to a depth of 300 to 400mm... When Ground Cover caught up with Damian in July, he was hoping for a wet August after recording just 100mm of rain at that point: "We've grown accustomed to having a good season and then a poor one," he says. "..
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