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Farmers To Benefit From Acid Soil Project

FARM.JPGFarmers in the Mid North and the upper Yorke Peninsula will benefit from a new project offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for managing and treating acid soils.

Soil acidity is becoming an emerging and increasing problem in many areas of the Mid North and on the Yorke Peninsula and can reduce crop and pasture production.

The project helps farmers identify acid soils and assess the best ways to treat these soils.

The project will work with six Agricultural Bureau Groups who will have the opportunity to have a number of paddocks mapped to determine the variability of soil pH across their properties.

Information will be used in farmer workshops with decision support tools to provide farmers with a better awareness, understanding, management and treatment of acid soils.

This project commenced in September 2018 and will finish in April 2020.

Farmers are invited to contact Andrew Harding, Rural Solutions SA (PIRSA) Clare for further information, on 0417 886 835.