Kangaroo Island soil health report results from 2019/20/21 soil tests

2019 - 2021

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2019 - 2021
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) Kangaroo Island, SA
Kangaroo Island soil health report results from 2019/20/21 soil tests locations
Aims

From 2019 to 2021 Agriculture Kangaroo Island (AgKI) received funding and support from the Australian Government National Landcare Program, ‘Smart Farms Small Grants’ (through the KI Landscape Board) and PIRSA, to assist landholders to undertake soil testing on their properties and provide interpretation of soil test results.

Key messages

• Soil testing is essential for monitoring soil fertility levels.
• Of all the soil samples taken the majority were below critical levels for pH.
• Phosphorus levels were low on some properties particularly with ironstone soils

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments
  • AgKI through the Australian Government National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants
  • KI Landscape Board through the Australian Government National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants
  • PIRSA

Note: The information used was sourced from individual Kangaroo Island farmer soil tests and analysed using CSBP Analytical Laboratory.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Unknown

Kangaroo Island 2019

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Kangaroo Island 2020

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Kangaroo Island 2021

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Kangaroo Island, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Kangaroo Island SA

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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2019 trial report



Trial last modified: 04-04-2022 08:05am AEST