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Did You Know? Australian farmers risk losing large amounts of money if there is an over-reliance on EM survey data to indicate where soil sampling and soil improvement should take place across their paddocks Precision Agriculture (PA) provides a broad range of interesting and powerful tools for farmers and their advisers. Highlights include grain yield …Read More
The ability of a soil to store water for use by plants is critically important for all farmers. Soil that stores large amounts of water – without creating waterlogging problems – is able to keep plants alive and well for prolonged periods during droughts. Organic matter can boost soil water holding capacity, particularly on sandy …Read More
In the NSW Central Tablelands, some of the richest soil for agriculture is found on ancient volcanic rocks and limestone deposited over 400 million years ago. Referred to as Ordovician Volcanics, they extend northwards from around Blayney through Orange and up to the north of Wellington. The poorest soil in the region is derived from …Read More
The benefits of improving soil carbon content are well known. If large amounts of atmospheric carbon (carbon dioxide) could be stored long-term in the soil as organic carbon, the increases in air temperature associated with greenhouse gas emission would be moderated. But is it feasible for Australian farmers – both technically and financially – to …Read More