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