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Deep ripping still on the cards

DEEP ripping shouldn’t be put on hold due to high fuel prices, according to analysis by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

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Deep ripping should still be considered this season, despite high input costs.

Deep ripping should still be considered this season, despite high input costs.

DPIRD research scientist, Bindi Isbister, said with recent diesel price hikes and hard soils from a dry summer increasing draft and fuel use, many growers are asking the question 'is it still worth deep...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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