Project Delivery: Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
Contact: Sally Fenner
Phone: (08) 9938 0125
Start Date: March 2014 End Date: June 2016
Site ID: INNOV-292-01
Size Area Ha: 42 ha monitored with a total treatment area of 675 ha
The aim of this project is to improve soil health in the NAR through demonstrating principles to effectively ameliorate sub soil acidity. These sites will assess different lime rates and incorporation methods relative to each other in an attempt to find the best amelioration technique for different soil type/rainfall zone.
This site was set out in two randomised blocks located west of Binnu on yellow sand plain comparing three rates of lime (0, 2 and 6 t/ha) with six incorporation treatments using a Mouldboard plough, Grizzly Deep Digger, Offset disks, one way plough, deep ripper and control plots with no incorporation.
The measurement of site results has not yet occurred so no outcomes are available at this time. A few observations have been made on-ground, the incorporation of lime by the Grizzly Deep Digger was better than expected although some issues were experienced seeding into plots recently treated with the Grizzly Deep Digger or mouldboard plough.