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SE Agronomist Update - Naracoorte

Friday February 1, from 8.30-1.30pm at the Naracoorte Town Hall (Upstairs meeting room)

Topics; Interrogating the soil moisture probe network & Ryegrass management in the HRZ. Contact MFMG for further details


Ewe Time Forum – Save the Date
Naracoorte – March 28

The sheep industry’s popular series of forums is returning in 2019

See flyer for contacts click here


Super High Oleic Safflower Launch - Horsham
Wednesday December 19, 8.30am - 4.30pm at the Grains Innovation Park, Natimuk Road, Horsham

Please register for catering and buses. Follow this link for flyer and agenda   

 


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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

 

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