Increasing production on sandy soils in low and medium rainfall areas of the Southern Region

Project Location
Eyre Peninsula
Project Manager
Brett Masters, Rural Solutions SA
Funding Source
GRDC
Start Date
July 2018
Funding
$125,000
Finish Date
June 2021
Email
brett.masters@sa.gov.au
Phone
0428 105 184
Project Code
CSP00203

The project is looking at why there is unused soil water at harvest in cropping systems on sandy soils, and what are the mitigation and amelioration options to improve this situation. The project is investigating the physical, chemical impediments and the biological constraints in sandy soils and crop establishment on non-wetting soils.

On upper EP, 3 local replicated validation trials and 3 farmer demonstrations sites.
Replicated Validation trials: 2 in 2019, 1 in 2020
Demonstration sites: 1 in 2018, 2 in 2019

On lower EP, 2 replicated validation trails, 2 larger scale demonstration trials, and 4 associated field walks.

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