Frustrated by poor yields on water-repellent sands, Binnu grain grower Damian Harris turned to spading as a means of improving crop establishment and productivity
Subsoil phosphorus deficiencies identified in long-term research across the northern grain-growing region have spurred a new approach to fertiliser application for the Black family at Brookstead in south-east Queensland.
Soil nitrate can be lost through denitrification, a process that can occur when soils are approaching saturation and become depleted in oxygen. Growers can reduce the potential for denitrifi cation in wetter parts of paddocks with five techniques.
WA grower Doug Smith, offers some advice to people considering narrow windrow burning as a way of controlling the spread of weed seeds during harvest.