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managing water repellence

Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
" Grower adoption and implementation of strategies to manage soil water repellence in farming systems.. No detailed time-series soil surveys have been conducted to confirm the perception that water repellence is increasing the expression of the constraint is easier to diagnose than most because of the obvious nature of the impacts on establishment, water infiltration and variable soil wetting... The grower intends to continue mouldboard ploughing and using the paired row seeder which is also a good implement for seeding ploughed areas...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Delivering agronomic strategies for water repellent soils in WA.. Existing agronomic options are available to manage water repellent soils including furrow sowing, use of soil wetters, spreading and incorporation of clay rich subsoil and alternative land use options... 3) An extension program designed to empower growers and grower groups to identify the severity of non-wetting soils, the likely impact on grain yield, and the profitability of management strategies including an assessment of the drivers, barriers and extent of grower practice change...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Delivering agronomic strategies for water repellent soils in WA.. Existing agronomic options are available to manage water repellent soils including furrow sowing, use of soil wetters, spreading and incorporation of clay rich subsoil and alternative land use options... 3) An extension program designed to empower growers and grower groups to identify the severity of non-wetting soils, the likely impact on grain yield, and the profitability of management strategies including an assessment of the drivers, barriers and extent of grower practice change...
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