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New Horizons
Releasing the Productive Potential
across 40% of South Australia
MSF Research Forum
February 2015
Nigel Wilhe...
What are the soil issues?
• Poorly structured, low fertility sandy soils
• Poorly structured clay sub-soils
• Alkaline soi...
Potential for yield increase
What are the soil issues?
• Poorly structured, low fertility sandy soils
• Poorly structured clay sub-soils
• Alkaline soi...
What is New Horizons?
Managing the top
50 cm of soil, rather
than the top 10 cm
What is New Horizons?
Clay Spreading
Spading
Preliminary Results
Brimpton LakeBrimpton Lake
KaroondaKaroonda
Preliminary Results
KaroondaKaroonda
KaroondaKaroonda
KaroondaKaroonda
CadgeeCadgee
CadgeeCadgee
CadgeeCadgee
CadgeeCadgee
Where to now ?
• The sandy soil trials will be re-sown in 2015
for residual benefits
• Sensible costing of benefits
• Sodi...
New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI
New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI
New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI
New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI
New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI
New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI
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New Horizons the Next Revolution in Agriculture - Nigel Wilhelm, SARDI

  1. 1. New Horizons Releasing the Productive Potential across 40% of South Australia MSF Research Forum February 2015 Nigel Wilhelm
  2. 2. What are the soil issues? • Poorly structured, low fertility sandy soils • Poorly structured clay sub-soils • Alkaline soils • Acid soils • Boron toxicity • Salinity
  3. 3. Potential for yield increase
  4. 4. What are the soil issues? • Poorly structured, low fertility sandy soils • Poorly structured clay sub-soils • Alkaline soils • Acid soils • Boron toxicity • Salinity
  5. 5. What is New Horizons? Managing the top 50 cm of soil, rather than the top 10 cm
  6. 6. What is New Horizons?
  7. 7. Clay Spreading
  8. 8. Spading
  9. 9. Preliminary Results
  10. 10. Brimpton LakeBrimpton Lake
  11. 11. KaroondaKaroonda
  12. 12. Preliminary Results
  13. 13. KaroondaKaroonda
  14. 14. KaroondaKaroonda
  15. 15. KaroondaKaroonda
  16. 16. CadgeeCadgee
  17. 17. CadgeeCadgee
  18. 18. CadgeeCadgee
  19. 19. CadgeeCadgee
  20. 20. Where to now ? • The sandy soil trials will be re-sown in 2015 for residual benefits • Sensible costing of benefits • Sodic heavy soil situation tackled next

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