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  • Optimum soil sampling strategies for the west
    Optimum soil sampling strategies for the west
    Region: West, 16 Jan 2021

    The highly variable soils in Western Australia can be prone to over or under-fertilising, but a carefully considered sampling strategy can help resolve this.

  • Pulse nitrogen boost for acid soils
    Pulse nitrogen boost for acid soils
    Region: West, 10 Jan 2021

    A suite of improved rhizobia strains that are better adapted to acidic soils are being evaluated for release. Performance of the strains has been shown to be regionally specific and awareness is being raised of management practices that may affect rhizobia nodulation and activity.

  • Register for WA’s premier grains industry forum
    Register for WA’s premier grains industry forum
    Region: West, 24 Dec 2020

    Registrations are now open for Perth's grains research forum in 2021.

  • Big three nutrients under rigorous study
    Big three nutrients under rigorous study
    Region: West, 19 Dec 2020

    The combined effects of changing farming practices and climate are driving the need to update nutrient management strategies for crop production in Western Australia. Innovative technologies and new insights into nutrient cycling are set to inform these improved strategies.

  • How to minimise wind erosion after soil amelioration
    How to minimise wind erosion after soil amelioration
    Region: West, 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.

  • Improving crop establishment in non-wetting soil
    Improving crop establishment in non-wetting soil
    Region: West, 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.

  • Wander along to a Summer Sesh this January
    Wander along to a Summer Sesh this January
    Region: West, 08 Dec 2020

    You’re invited to attend one of three GRDC ‘Summer Sesh’ local forums being held in Western Australia in January.

  • Farm business topics top of agenda for Updates
    Farm business topics top of agenda for Updates
    Region: West, 04 Dec 2020

    Experts will be speaking at the Farm Business Update in Esperance.

  • Knife-point benefits vary when alleviating compaction
    Knife-point benefits vary when alleviating compaction
    Region: West, 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.

  • Addressing the crop sequence dilemma
    Addressing the crop sequence dilemma
    Region: West, 14 Nov 2020

    Growing understanding of biological constraints is driving a rethink on matching crop sequences, that include pulses, to production systems and environments for the medium-rainfall zone of the Western Australia.

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