The aim of this trial is to quantify the value of lime applications using different incorporation methods and compare the economic and agronomic returns of each. This trial also includes an application of a rapidly acidifying Elemental Sulphur to demonstrate how soils and crops will perform 10-years into the future if no action is taken to maintain pH levels. The trial also aims to analyse the interactions between each incorporation technique and its effects on ameliorating other crop constraints.
The objective is to give growers a greater understanding of different methods of lime incorporation and the most cost-effective practice locally and to extend on these findings with other research being conducted on varying soil types throughout the state, so that growers can make informed decisions for implementing their own liming strategy.
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We would like to thank GRDC for the project funding, Craig Jesperson for hosting the trial and Nick McKenna from Planfarm for conducting the economic analysis.
|Other trial partners
|Cereal (Grain): Barley
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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