New factsheet on subsoil manuring in vegetable production
As part of the VegNET project being delivered in Tasmania by RMCG, a factsheet has been produced detailing the results of research into subsoil manuring for vegetable production.
Subsoil manuring is the process of placing organic amendments into the upper layers of hostile subsoils (those resistant to root growth) in order to improve soil structure, biological activity, water holding capacity, and ultimately crop yield.
As part of the research undertaken by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group, which was funded by the Australian Government’s ‘Caring for our Country’ grants program, six field sites were established across Tasmania on commercial farms.
This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 6 February 2018.