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A review of soil acidity research over two decades has delivered the most comprehensive picture yet of long-term production benefits from liming in Western Australia.
Canola growers will be budgeting to defend their crops against sclerotinia stem rot this year after experiencing the worst season on record for the fungal disease.
Iron deficiency is rare but can be a problem in high-rainfall areas on peaty or calcareous soils, or after heavy lime application on most soils.
Many sandplain soils in WA were molybdenum deficient in their natural state.
Department of Agriculture and Food research has revealed the optimum canola plant density for economic returns varies for different cultivars.
Calcium deficiency rarely occurs due to the application of single superphosphate fertilisers (containing 20% calcium), lime and gypsum.
Boron deficiency is rare in cereals in Western Australia (WA) and will impact broadleaf crops such as lupin and canola before affecting cereals like wheat and barley.
Potassium is a major nutrient that is increasingly required as soil reserves become depleted.
Visitors to Wagin Woolorama are reminded to stop by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) shed to access the latest information about livestock, grains and agribusiness.
Poor seedbed soil structure impedes a seedling's ability to reach the surface and increases the risk of waterlogging.