CROPPING

Soil amelioration delivers millions to WA growers

AMELIORATING sandy soils can boost the average Western Australian cropping farms' profits by $3.76 million dollars over a decade, a recent study has found.  

 Planfarm business consultant, Peter Newman, said WA growers who practiced soil amelioration between 2013 and 2023 increased cropping profits by an additional $100/ha per year on average compared to growers who did not. Photo: Jenna Santos.  

Planfarm business consultant, Peter Newman, said WA growers who practiced soil amelioration between 2013 and 2023 increased cropping profits by an additional $100/ha per year on average compared to growers who did not. Photo: Jenna Santos.  

The 10-year study, starting in 2013, was conducted by Farmanco, Planfarm and Aglytica, with investment from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Primary Industries...

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