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Acidic soils cause significant losses in production, restricting crop and pasture choice. Acidic soil, particularly in the subsurface, will restrict root access to water and nutrients.
Nitrogen (N) deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in wheat.
Accurate soil tests allow small landholders to maximise the health of their soils and make sound decisions about fertiliser management to ensure crops and pastures are as productive as possible.
Soil erosion looks unsightly and greatly compromises the sustainability and profitability of your farm. Managing soil to minimise erosion is essential.
The Report card on sustainable natural resource use in agriculture: status and trend in the agricultural areas of the south-west of Western Australia was initiated and produced by this dep
Using tillage to incorporate lime improves the rates of reaction and increases subsurface pH sooner than spreading lime on the surface alone.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is planning for the future of irrigated agriculture development in the Pilbara, recently completing a three-year investigation into irr
This page provides links to information on the constraints and characteristics of each soil group, soil profile images and maps showing where soil groups are located.
Soil organic carbon is a measureable component of soil organic matter.
Nitrous oxide, a highly active greenhouse gas, is released from pastures and crops using nitrogen fertilisers.
The aim of carbon farming is to sequester more carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Australia's response to climate change.
Spreading clay on light, sandy soils helps to increase soil water holding capacity, retain nutrients and overcome water repellence.
Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.
Whole farm nutrient mapping helps graziers make informed nutrient management decisions.
Some types of saline land in Western Australia have potential for sequestering significant amounts of carbon.