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Grazing Standing Crops

Wednesday March 20, 2 – 5pm at the Keith Football Club


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GRDC Effective Spray Application Workshop

Monday March 25, at "Gather on Gordon" (85 - 87 Gordon Street, Naracoorte) from 7.30am – 11am.

FREE event and breakfast is provided


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Ewe Time Forum
Naracoorte Town Hall – March 28

The sheep industry’s popular series of forums continue in 2019

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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