Ever since the development of the stump-jump plough in 1876 to open up Mallee country for cropping, Australians have had a flair for developing innovative machinery to deal with constraints to farm productivity.
In recent decades, Australian grain growers have benefited from increased mechanisation efficiency and economies of scale, enabling them to expand their individual land holdings.
Our upcoming GroundCover Supplement™ is the first of a two-part series on soil constraints and focuses on engineering approaches to soil constraints.
It includes information on:
- mapping soil constraints in Australia to focus R&D investment
- strategic tillage options for effective amelioration of soil constraints
- effects of implements on the soil
- use of an innovative software model to reduce costs and speed up machine developments
- optimisation of shallow and deep tillage implements
- examples of prototype amelioration implements, validation and collaborative design
Here, we have compiled a selection of photographs, tables and graphs featured in the upcoming supplement.
To read more of your favourite stories, have a look around the rest of our GroundCover website: news, agronomy, grower stories, weeds, pests and diseases, grain storage, crops, innovation, and farm business.
Now we'd like to see your photos! If you have on-farm photos you would like to share with us to feature in a GroundCover online gallery, send them to email@example.com.