Effects of surface incorporation of organic matter (lucerne pellets) on subsurface soil acidity and wheat growth

Han Nguyen, Sergio Moroni, Jason Condon, Alek Zander, Guangdi Li

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Results from glasshouse experiments indicated that the surface incorporation of an organic matter, such as lucerne pellets, can increase subsurface soil pH.The combined incorporation of lucerne pellets with lime could improve the ameliorating effect of the organic amendment on subsurface soil acidity.However, in a first-year field experiment, the incorporation of lucerne pellets with lime only affected the pH in soil layer 5cm below the incorporated layer and did not improve grain yield.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrains research update
Subtitle of host publicationBoosting profitability - resilient solutions
PublisherGrains Research and Development Corporation
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2019
EventGRDC Grains Research Update (Wagga Wagga) - Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 19 Feb 201920 Feb 2019
https://grdc.com.au/events/list/2019/02/grdc-grains-research-update-wagga-wagga (Conference website)
https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/grdc-update-papers/tab-content/past-update-proceedings/2019/grdc-grains-research-update-wagga-wagga-2019?result_296215_result_page=2 (Proceedings link)

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NameGRDC Grains Research Update


ConferenceGRDC Grains Research Update (Wagga Wagga)
Abbreviated titleBoosting Profitability - Resilient Solutions
CityWagga Wagga
OtherThe GRDC Grains Research Update events are for agronomists, consultants, researchers and growers to see and discuss the latest in research and to network with their peers about how to apply new and relevant information to the latest farming systems.
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