Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske11 results found:
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 21 Jul 2021
Evidence from trials and growers suggests ripping non-dispersive duplex soils can help reduce waterlogging.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 15 Dec 2020
Severe wind events in the Western Australian grainbelt in 2020, especially in May, demonstrated that wind erosion after summer/autumn soil amelioration is a serious problem. Both ameliorated and non-ameliorated paddocks blew, but community attention focused on recently ameliorated and exposed soil.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 09 Dec 2020
Long-term fixes to non-wetting soils, such as inverting, mixing and claying by ploughing, spading, delving and clay spreading, are expensive and unlikely to be implemented across a grower's whole non-wetting area in one or even several seasons. Shorter-term and strategies can be used on some parts of the farm while growers simultaneously fix non-wetting issues using longer-term approaches on other areas of a property.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 01 Dec 2020
Benefits from using knife-points to alleviate compaction will be small and will vary with soil type, conditions, machine set-up and depth of compaction. They will not de-compact or mix soil as effectively as dedicated implements.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 10 Oct 2020
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.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 05 Sep 2020
Deep ripping on an angle can improve machinery trafficability in many situations, as well as boosting crop emergence. But there is a price to pay in terms of machinery wear and tear.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 29 Jul 2020
Ground-based electromagnetic and radiometric surveys can be useful tools for mapping soil issues and amelioration options over large areas.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 22 Apr 2020
The best time to check crop root growth for potential issues is early to mid-tillering.
Author: Alisa Bryce, Wayne Pluske, 21 Apr 2020
If soil renovation has been done recently it may require a change in herbicide strategies.
Author: Alisa Bryce and Wayne Pluske, 26 Mar 2020
Research is being conducted into placing UAN and wetting agents with seeds.