Increasing adoption of new techniques combining physical, chemical and plant based interventions to improve soil function on Eyre Peninsula

Project Location
Eyre Peninsula
Project Manager
David Davenport, Davenport Soil Consulting
Funding Source
National Landcare Program
Project Code
4-BA163W7
Start Date
May 2019
Finish Date
October 2021
Phone
0477 270 106
Email
davenportsoil@outlook.com

Increase awareness of methods to address a range of soil constraints, by demonstrating how the combination of deep incorporation of chemical amendments (lime and gypsum) and the inclusion of organic materials can address soil physical and chemical constrains that reduce plant root growth and limit soil biological function. Will conduct a training and extension programme based around field demonstrations of new techniques that allow cost effective deep placement of amendments.
• 10 replicated demonstration sites using farmer equipment for seeding
• Increased farmer and adviser awareness of options through field events, training opportunities and social media.

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