Friday 6 December 2019

Presenter Information

Stephen Carr

Start Date

6-12-2019 12:10 PM

End Date

6-12-2019 12:25 PM

Session

Promoting Soils

Session Chair

Isaac Kelder

Description

Soil acidity affects approximately 50 million hectares of agricultural land in Australia, predominantly in Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (State of the Environment 2011 committee). Subsurface acidity below 0.1 m, in particular, is a major land degradation issue throughout the WA wheatbelt. Soil acidification is an inevitable consequence of productive agriculture, largely through the addition of acidifying fertilizers, leaching of nitrates and removal of alkaline plant products.

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Presented by Stephen Carr, Kevin Mincherton and Don Hook

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Dec 6th, 12:10 PM Dec 6th, 12:25 PM

Best practice soil sampling to depth the key to enable growers to manage soil acidity

Soil acidity affects approximately 50 million hectares of agricultural land in Australia, predominantly in Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (State of the Environment 2011 committee). Subsurface acidity below 0.1 m, in particular, is a major land degradation issue throughout the WA wheatbelt. Soil acidification is an inevitable consequence of productive agriculture, largely through the addition of acidifying fertilizers, leaching of nitrates and removal of alkaline plant products.