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Growers in low rainfall areas with predominantly acidic soils have the potential to increase wheat yields by up to 30 per cent by combining lime and gypsum applications to their soils.
Tertiary students wanting to make their mark on Western Australia’s grains sector are reminded that applications close soon for research and development post-graduate scholarships.
Find out more about frost and canola research at the department’s upcoming frost and canola field day at the Dale research site near Beverley on Thursday 11 October.
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The effect of mechanical incorporation of different lime rates on crop yield and subsurface pH was observed four seasons after application.
Mechanical incorporation of different lime rates using offset disc, Grizzly Tiny offsets® and deep ripping treatments were tested.
Amelioration of soil pH in poor soil patches in paddocks was tested using lime application and deep ripping treatments.
Mechanical incorporation of different lime rates using Grizzly Tiny offset® plough, deep ripping and cultivator points were tested.
Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.
Through targeted grains research and development (R&D), the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Boosting Grains Research and Development project aims to increase
Wheat is highly susceptible to frost damage between ear emergence and flowering – often termed reproductive frost.