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alkaline soil type

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Problem soil becomes a surprise bonus.. As the Morrell lime has a lower neutralising value than coastal limesand, the Nixons need to use it at double the rate (4t/ha) to achieve the same pH change... "We've increased yields by 600 to 700 kilograms a hectare by incorporating the lime into some paddocks and I think about half of this yield has come from the improved pH and the other half from the plough effect," Bob says...
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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
Problem soil becomes a surprise bonus.. There is increasing focus on removing physical and chemical soil constraints to productivity across the Western Australian wheatbelt as growers strive for more profitable crops with less and less rainfall... "We've increased yields by 600 to 700 kilograms a hectare by incorporating the lime into some paddocks and I think about half of this yield has come from the improved pH and the other half from the plough effect," Bob says...
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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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