Brian Hughes – PIRSA-SARDI
SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) soil scientist Brian Hughes talks about the latest research into managing soil acidification in SA’s sandy soils and no-till cropping systems.
Brian is based at Nuriootpa and works for PIRSA’s research facility, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), where he has just completed a three-year GRDC-supported study into managing soil acidification in South Australian farming systems.
As soil inputs and crop yields have risen over the years, soil acidification has become a growing problem (pun intended!) for South Australians.
Brian explains how acidification happens and, more importantly, what the Acid Soils SA research project has learned about applying lime to correct the problem.
Whatever your soil type or tillage practices, getting lime into the soil is essential for continued crop growth.
Join us and learn how you can keep your soil pH in the optimum range AND efficiently correct any acidification that has developed in the subsurface layers.