innovative amelioration and water management strategies in the wa wheatbelt region
Evaluate soil amelioration techniques to improve moisture retention through the installation of moisture probes.
Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management
Project lead organisation
The primary outcome of this trial is to investigate which soul renovation technique proves to help the most with water conservation. The project will explore the potential role of biotechnology in helping Western Australian cropping and pastoral industries meet the challenges of climate change, and help farmers adapt their farm management systems to meet the predictable impacts of climate change.
The data from the moisture probes will be used to educate growers on which amelioration techniques to implement for improved soil water retention.
The project will demonstrate the differences in soil amelioration practices and monitor the impact these have on:
Water holding capacity
This project is funded through the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management.