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Measuring and managing soil water in Australian agriculture

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Previous soil research and extension has resulted in more than 1,000 farmers and consultants receiving basic training in soil-water management and more than 900 Australian soils being characterised for water-holding capacity (PAWC)... Whilst the information is now being used as the basis for crop management decisions around Australia, there still remains a need to provide more training and field characterisation to meet on-going demand... The demand is the result of increasing adoption of technologies that allow growers to monitor soil water in real time and the use of decision support tools that allow growers and advisors to investigate crop management options based on seasonal climate and resource status (water and nutrients)...
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