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soil ameliorant

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Danny Flanery's focus on soil health has resulted in canola yields increasing from just 50t when he was starting out to around 500t from the same area (2500ha) now... Danny could not afford the fencing or trees on the scale required to make an effective start on the remediation of his own property, but local Landcare coordinator Louise Hufton of the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) was able to set some wheels in motion to secure government assistance... Danny has planted trees across a total of 300ha, and he sees this as a way to reinvigorate the property's biodiversity, while providing shelter for stock, pasture and crops, and absorbing excess moisture in the gullies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The odour might be off-putting, but the use of biosoil, or biosolids - treated, dewatered human sewage sludge - has helped New South Wales grower Danny Flanery to vastly increase the productivity of his soils, doubling their organic carbon content over the past five years... The Murrumbidgee CMA also sponsored his attendance at the 2008 Soil Science Australia Conference in Brisbane, where he was introduced to a range of new ideas for soil management, including the use of biosoil as a soil ameliorant... Danny buys large quantities of biosoil each year, applying it at rates of between 50 and 80t/ha to paddocks as they comes out of a pasture phase...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Western Australian grain growers on fact finding bus tours to view systems used by their peers to alleviate non-wetting soils learned that there is no 'single bullet' answer to the soil constraint... "The tours looked at a range of methods that farmers are using to help manage non-wetting soils, which have been identified by the GRDC RCSNs as heavily affecting the profitability and productivity of most WA growers," she said... Non-wetting researchers Margaret Roper, of CSIRO, and Stephen Davies, of DAFWA, said the tours demonstrated that non-wetting soils could be successfully ameliorated by many, often completely different options, ranging from minimum soil disturbance to mouldboard ploughing...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Western Australian grain growers on fact finding bus tours to view systems used by their peers to alleviate non-wetting soils learned that there is no 'single bullet' answer to the soil constraint... "The tours looked at a range of methods that farmers are using to help manage non-wetting soils, which have been identified by the GRDC RCSNs as heavily affecting the profitability and productivity of most WA growers," she said... Non-wetting researchers Margaret Roper, of CSIRO, and Stephen Davies, of DAFWA, said the tours demonstrated that non-wetting soils could be successfully ameliorated by many, often completely different options, ranging from minimum soil disturbance to mouldboard ploughing...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Improving compacted soils in the eastern wheatbelt.. The pore spaces between soil aggregates are enlarged and can hold and conduct more water increasing the ability of the soil to store and supply water... A combination of deeper ripping and closer tine spacing can give larger yield increases...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Agronomy Jigsaw project in the Esperance region could help growers who are grappling with appropriate water use for different soil types... "Techniques used in these surveys - electromagnetic induction and gamma radiometrics - can tell us about underlying soil properties, which can help us predict the amount of water available to plants in the soil. ".. The project has a number of field trials using soil ameliorants, such as gypsum and lime, to increase plant-available water and potentially improve water use efficiency," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Agronomy Jigsaw project in the Esperance region could help growers who are grappling with appropriate water use for different soil types... "Techniques used in these surveys - electromagnetic induction and gamma radiometrics - can tell us about underlying soil properties, which can help us predict the amount of water available to plants in the soil. ".. The project has a number of field trials using soil ameliorants, such as gypsum and lime, to increase plant-available water and potentially improve water use efficiency," he says...
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