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  • Comparing lime sources
    Soil and Nutrition, 10 Oct 2020
    Comparing lime sources

    From a return on investment (ROI) point of view, the ‘best’ lime is the cheapest one that achieves a given increase in soil pH. It is important to work out the best lime for your situation by considering lime effectiveness and costs (product, transport and application), because they vary considerably.

  • Solving sodic soils
    Soil and Nutrition, 09 Oct 2020
    Solving sodic soils

    Having responsive soils the key to gypsum success.

  • Widespread acidic soils impede legume potential
    Soil and Nutrition, 29 Sep 2020
    Widespread acidic soils impede legume potential

    A survey of 300 commercial paddocks in the northern region has shown that acidic soils may be affecting potential legume production

  • Existing soil-landscape data can predict PAWC
    Soil and Nutrition, 24 Sep 2020
    Existing soil-landscape data can predict PAWC

    Researchers are working to correlate readily available soil-landscape data to plant-available water capacity, creating a way for growers to use that information to inform cropping and management decisions.

  • Nitrogen fix worth the inoculant investment
    Soil and Nutrition, 08 Sep 2020
    Nitrogen fix worth the inoculant investment

    For Yorke Peninsula grower John Davey and sons Matthew and James, nitrogen fixation from pulse crops represents an important strategy on their 1600-hectare enterprise at Clinton Centre.

  • DNA research to improve inoculation decisions
    Soil and Nutrition, 06 Sep 2020
    DNA research to improve inoculation decisions

    A South Australian project will save southern region grain growers time and money when it comes to inoculating their legume crops. The project involved scientists developing an innovative method of quantifying rhizobia in soil using a high-throughput DNA test.

  • ‘Seeing is believing’: growers invited to push crop yield boundaries
    Soil and Nutrition, 03 Sep 2020
    ‘Seeing is believing’: growers invited to push crop yield boundaries

    GRDC’s new Hyper Yielding Crops initiative is now under way and growers are encouraged to become involved for their own benefit and that of their peers.

  • New resource to address SA soil acidification
    Soil and Nutrition, 01 Sep 2020
    New resource to address SA soil acidification

    South Australian grain growers are being equipped to better manage soil acidification in their farming systems.

  • Growers urged to consider nitrogen strategies in early sown oats
    Soil and Nutrition, 28 Aug 2020
    Growers urged to consider nitrogen strategies in early sown oats

    Early results from a GRDC investment show that targeted nitrogen management strategies can help optimise both grain yield and quality for early sown oats in the western region. The research is investigating agronomy practices and international varieties that may have a fit for early sowing in WA.

  • Long-term partnership elevates teamwork to accelerate change
    Soil and Nutrition, 10 Aug 2020
    Long-term partnership elevates teamwork to accelerate change

    Three decades of teamwork between innovative grower members of the Harden Murrumburrah Landcare Group, CSIRO scientists and the O’Connor family highlight the value of putting the collective clout of many minds together to solve on-farm challenges.

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