Cropping ideas to beat soil problems
SOIL and water in broadacre crops will be the focus of four workshops next week.
The workshops are being hosted by NRM North and each event will focus on different broadacre crops.
Guest speaker for the workshops will be Christian Bannan, a soil scientist in Victoria who specialises in field identification of soil constraints.
He will discuss how to develop cropping systems to overcome these constraints.
The events will kick off on Wednesday, October 11, from 8am to 11.30am at Riccarton in Campbell Town. The workshop will focus on germinated poppies and established barley in dry conditions.
Later that day a workshop will be held from 1pm to 4.30pm at Oakdene near Perth, where the subject will be grazed canola and white clover with practices to increase the second-year yield.
On Thursday a morning workshop from 8am to 11.30am at Woollen Park in Longford will focus on established wheat and new white clover with irrigation and drainage.
The final workshop will be held on Thursday from 1pm to 4.30pm at Summerhill near Hagley with discussion around high-yielding wheat seed crops and white clover in heavy soil.
Each site has deep soil pits under two different crops with a soil moisture probe.
RSVP to 6333 7777 or email email@example.com.