Masterclasses to rip through sandy soil limits
Grains Research and Development Corporation, Other, 08/08/2022
Grain growers from across South Australia and western Victoria are set to tap into the higher grain production potential of their sandy soils through masterclasses in August and September. Constrained by their limited capacity to hold moisture and nutrients, many sandy soils in the states’ low- and medium-rainfall zones produce less than half of their yield potential. […] Dr Therese McBeath, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO, is leading the research and says the masterclasses will help growers and advisers diagnose soil constraints and identify ways to increase production including, through deep ripping and other tillage techniques.