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New Horizons: The next revolution in agriculture

New Horizons is a program funded by PIRSA to significantly improve the production from dryland agriculture in soils that suffer from subsoil constraints. The focus of the program is poorly...

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Nitrogen deficiency

Before applying Nitrogen fertiliser, grain growers should decide if its yield or protein they want to maximise. That’s one of the messages coming out of the More Profit from Crop...

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Is P limiting your yield?

The effect of phosphorus on cereal yield is more complex than you might imagine. Getting it wrong can cost you yield. This video explains new understandings from research which will...

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Using chaff to manage soil salinity and increase crop production

Leighton Wilksch from the Northern Sustainable Soils farm group on the northern Yorke Peninsula of South Australia discusses the salinity issues faced by Scott and Caroline Buzzacott on their Tickera...

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Overcoming production constraints through clay spreading and delving

Brett Master, Land Management consultant with Rural Solutions SA, discusses the opportunities and risks associated with modifying sandy soils on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Jack Bourke, a farmer...

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Sandhill Blowhole Rehabilitation to Increase Soil Cover

Linden Masters, Regional Landcare Facilitator on the Eyre Peninsula and Terry Schmucker, a farmer from Waddikee on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, discuss Terry’s innovative approach to solving sand...

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Using Gypsum to Improve Soil and Increase Water Use, Yields and Profits

Brett Masters, soil management consultant from Rural Solutions SA and Isaac Gill, who farms in the Cleve Hills on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, discuss the issues with sodic...

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Perennial Shrubs for Problem Soils and their Management

Neil Ackland from Eyre Peninsula NRM discuses an initiative with a group of farmers on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia to find a productive and sustainable solution to...

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The Carbon Market Explained

Ben Keogh, of Australian Carbon traders, discusses the carbon market.

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Carbon Farming & Nitrous Oxide Management

Dr Helen Suter of the University of Melbourne talks about nitrous oxide management.

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Carbon Farming – Methane Emissions

Dr Richard Eckard of the University of Melbourne, talks about methane emissions, and how they relate to carbon farming.

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Carbon Farming – Getting Started

Ben Keogh, of Australian Carbon Traders, provides an overview of carbon farming.

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Using Electromagnetic Soil Mapping in Precision Agriculture

Peter Treloar talks about electro-magnetic soil mapping in precision agriculture.

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Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Crop Sensors

Precision Ag – Leighton Wilksch talks about Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), and Sam Trengove talks about crop sensors.

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Reduce Water Logging Through Planned Drainage Systems

Precision Agriculture’s Andrew Whitlock speaks about strategies to manage water logging through planned drainage systems.

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Managing Soil Acidity by Targeting Lime to Low PH Zones

Precision Agriculture’s Andrew Whitlock speaks about the problem of soil acidity, and how to manage it.

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Phosphorus replacement in the Upper Eyre Peninsula

Cathy Paterson, Research Officer with SARDI at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre on the upper Eyre Peninsula, discuses a project examining phosphorous replacement strategies to maintain productivity and profitability following a...

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Fertilizer Spreading – The Accu-Spread Test

Applying the right fertilizer, at the right time, at the right rate per hectare to maximise crop production and water use efficiency. Accu-Spread is an industry accredited system for measuring...

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Managing Soil Erosion Risk

Giles Forward (DEWNR) speaks to us about their monitoring program to assess and manage soil erosion risk in South Australia.

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Soil Moisture Monitoring

Local South Australian farmers and experts speak to us about soil moisture monitoring in broad-acre farming.

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Managing Transient Salinity with Chaff

Northern Sustainable Soils’ Chris Davey discusses using chaff to manage transient salinity. This video was produced through the Ag Excellence Social Media Project and funded through the Australian Government’s Caring...

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