Authors: Brian Dzoma1, Nigel Wilhelm2 and Kym Zeppel1
1SARDI Loxton Research Centre, 2SARDI Waite Research Precinct
Peer Review: Sjaan Davey (SARDI – Waite) and Brett Masters (Rural Solutions – Port Lincoln).
Funded By: Grains Research and Development Corporation (DAS00169)
Project Title: Improving sustainable productivity and profitability of Mallee farming systems with a focus on soil improvements)
Key Words: Soil compaction, sands, deep ripping, penetration resistance
- For sands with subsoil compaction that goes to depth, ripping deeper is better to maximise shoot biomass production and grain yield
- Optimal ripping depth x tine spacing combination was 60 cm x 60 cm on a deep grey sand.