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How to manage sandy soils

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Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) soil and land management consultant David Davenport, from the department's Rural Solutions SA division, says there are at least one million hectares of land in SA alone that would benefit from amelioration of sandy soils... "Sandy soils have several known constraints including water repellence, compaction, low fertility and low water-holding capacity," he says... Mr Davenport says there are a range of different amelioration options that growers can use to overcome one or more of these constraints including spading, deep nutrition, incorporation of organic matter and the addition of clay...