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Introduction to eID

Tuesday April 17 – Chad Makin’s Property, Keith 1 – 5pm

Tuesday April 24 – Pete and Elke Hocking’s Property, Conmurra 1 – 5pm

 

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Tender – Moisture probes and Weather stations
MFMG is engaging a contractor to undertake the supply and management of three (3) soil moisture probes and weather stations at Frances, Conmurra and Millicent MFMG trial sites.

For tender brief click here


MacKillop Farm Management Group 20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 22 

Naracoorte Town Hall

Bookings now open

 

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(Following on from 2015 Field Days - Dr Mel Fraser had some queries around Soil Acidity with regards to lime products and application rates.

Please find attached a short flyer that was produced by Andrew Harding (Rural Solutions SA) that explains the basics and contains analysis of local lime sources for the SE.)

 

In the laboratory soil pH can be measured in two ways.

There is pH (water) and pH (Calcium Chloride CaCl2). pH (CaCl2) is the preferred method for acid soils as it is a more stable and reliable method.


pH (CaCl2) is on average about 0.8 pH unit lower than pH (water) although this can vary from 0.6 to 1.1 pH unit. For example if a pH (water) is 5.2 then the pH (CaCl2) is about pH 4.4 (CaCl2).


All our liming recommendations are based on pH (CaCl2).

 

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