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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Western Australian grower Stott Redman has decided to find out for himself if the cover crops he has read so much about will work in his high-rainfall region to improve soils, limit waterlogging and ultimately lift crop productivity.. For the past two seasons, Western Australia grower Stott Redman has planted millet as a cover crop in a bid to address declining soil health on his white sandy soils... Stott bought the farm, 590 kilometres south-east of Perth at Hopetoun in south-eastern WA, 10 years ago with his wife Charmaine and parents Bill and Yvonne...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Sandy, acid soils in high rainfall areas are most prone to potassium deficiency, particularly if cut for hay... Regional nutrient budgets show a progressive drawdown of potassium (K) as it is removed in plant products and, depending on cropping system and soils, there may be a need to consider the role of K. Use of K in Australia declined from 183 kt K in 2003 to 149 kt K in 2011 but did recover somewhat in 2012... Around ten times more K will be removed in hay than grain...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Drying climate turns research spotlight onto heavy soils.. While a drying climate and poor crop yields have caused some growers to consign the worst of the soil type to the too-hard basket, preliminary success with a mulching trial aimed at conserving soil moisture has spurred Ian and members of his local grower group to investigate whether Morrell soil can be better managed... Ian says in a good year (200mm growing-season rainfall) Morrell soil can be profitable because its good fertility makes it cheaper to crop and manage than the sandier, acidic soils in the region. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Drying climate turns research spotlight onto heavy soils.. While a drying climate and poor crop yields have caused some growers to consign the worst of the soil type to the too-hard basket, preliminary success with a mulching trial aimed at conserving soil moisture has spurred Ian and members of his local grower group to investigate whether Morrell soil can be better managed... Ian says in a good year (200mm growing-season rainfall) Morrell soil can be profitable because its good fertility makes it cheaper to crop and manage than the sandier, acidic soils in the region. "..
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