UWA to put potash to the test

SOILS FROM five Western Australian farms are being prepared for pioneering glasshouse experiments comparing response, quality, leachability and safety of sulfate of potash (SOP) compared with muriate of potash (MOP) on broadacre crops.

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UWA Institute of Agriculture researcher Dr Zakaria Solaiman and PhD student Muhemmad Izhar Shafi at the university greenhouse which will host the SOP studies.

The University of Western Australia's (UWA's) Institute of Agriculture has collected about one-and-a-half tonnes of various soil types from sites located in Bolgart, Kojonup, Southern Cross, Yuna and