Soil Health Funding Established

Trial sites forĀ  ‘Monitoring Improved Soil Health in Full Stubble Retention Systems’ will be set up in December. This new funding is worth over $50000 for 18 months of regular monitoring of soil fertility across six sites. The aim is to increase farmers and agronomists understanding of long term soil health changes since adoption of conservation farming practices. This will increase sustainability through improved use of fertilisers particularly nitrogen fertiliser applied during the season. This clear illustration should show the benefits of long term no till and stubble retention, and hopefully through improved soil health the shift to conservation farming will continue, especially adoption of newer technologies such as disc seeders, controlled traffic and inter row sowing.

 

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