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DAW00002 - Management of compacted soils in Western Region
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Large-scale field experiments on sandy and clay soils at Merredin, Nungarin, Tammin, Kellerberin and Corrigin shires (Western Australia) were conducted by Dr M A Hamza (in collaboration with growers) to find the optimum combination(s) of ripping depth and tine spacing for maximum yield... The major finding was that the depth of ripping could be reduced to 30cm provided that tine spacing was no wider than 30cm... A supplementary outcome was addressed, facilitated by acquisition of a shallow leading tine (SLT) ripper donated by AGROWPLOW and an air-seeder bin funded by GRDC...