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Comparing Different Soil Amelioration Techniques to Improve Subsoil Acidity
Blending agroforestry, poultry manure and biochar to develop fertiliser and soil carbon for broadacre farms – Living Farm Results Report
While Russian wheat aphid (RWA) hasn’t yet been detected in WA, it has been found in South Australia and Victoria recently.
The aphid is a major pest of wheat, barley and some grasses and can cause significant yield losses in wheat and barley crops.
Work has started on this intriguing project with the planting of 100 desert limes (Citrus glauca) at the trial site in Beverley. The trees have been planted into raised mounds, as the soil is a lot heavier than the limes generally prefer.
With the end of seeding wrapping up it is fair to say even without sophisticated yield prediction techniques, it just feels like an ideal start to the season, setting up good yield potential.
Above: Inoculating sheoak seedlings with frankia - inset frankia nodules - Bob Hingston
On the 28th April, Anna and Colin Butcher hosted a field day showcasing their pastures program which was implemented 5 years ago with the help of a funding grant from Wheatbelt NRM.
The third Emission Reduction Fund auction was held at the end of April and the results have now been released.
The auction saw 50.5 tonnes of abatement contracted from 73 projects that were registered with the Clean Energy Regulator.
The latest round of our Trials and Demonstration projects are getting under way.
Last week saw us out with the WA Sandalwood Plantations (WASP) people, on their property, selecting sites and sandalwood trees to apply fertiliser to in July.
SAVE THE DATE!
A hands-on look at weather stations and soil moisture probes and how in-paddock soil analysis can improve your returns.
Presentations and hands on demonstrations by: