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Agriculture Innovation Update

Wednesday June 12  Tintinara Memorial Hall, 1.15pm – 7.30pm

Go for the afternoon or just the session that interests you


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Crop Nutrition in the High Rainfall Zone (HRZ)

Tuesday June 18

8.30 - 11am

Starting at Struan House, followed by a site visit to Bool Lagoon


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Pulse Check: Coonalpyn/Coomandook Post seeding meeting

Tuesday June 18, 9am

1154 Werrimrook Road, Coomandook


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Can rock breaking lift crop yields on the black soil plains?

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Project Title: Productivity on the Plains

Authors: Melissa Fraser and Claire Dennerley PIRSA Rural Solutions SA, Struan via Naracoorte

Funded by: Natural Resources South East through funding from the National Landcare Program


Key Messages:


  • The Reefinator successfully crushed subsurface rocks to a size suitable for seed bed preparation.
  • Two passes with the Reefinator was determined as the optimum to adequately bust up the rock; the first at 15cm deep and the second pass at 40cm deep.
  • The FAE stone crusher can crush rocks to any size, right down to powder, but is very slow; soil chemistry is likely to be affected.
  • Raised beds can now be formed to assist with the drainage and aeration in the crop root zone.
  • The site will be monitored in 2018 to assess yield responses in comparison to previous seasons


To read the full document and see photos CLICK HERE