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What can I do on Soil Quality?

  • Examine soil properties through Australia's agricultural regions.
  • Compare your soil test results with your neighbours.
  • Investigate soil quality indicator relationships.
  • Discover the importance of Soil Biology.

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Deep Cultivation for Non-Wetting Soils

Many soils in southern Australia are prone to non-wetting and recent trials have shown the benefits of using a mould board plough or spader every 10 years has lifted yields by burying non-wetting top soils to depths of 20 cm or more. Benefits incl...

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Featured Fact Sheet

Carbon Storage - Albany Sand Plain

Sustainable management of soil, in particular carbon, is essential for the continued viability of Australian agriculture. Increasing the carbon retained in soil (also known as sequestration) improves soil quality and can also help to reduce atmospheric carb...

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Sites participating in the Soil Quality program are issued with a "Site Code" This code enables the site owner to compare their site amongst their catchments and regions.

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