This project employs disc sowing systems and stripper fronts with the aim of retaining soil water (less soil and stubble disturbance, more stubble residue retained at harvest, greater rainfall infiltration) to increase resilience in dry conditions. Other potential benefits include increased harvest efficiency and improved timeliness of sowing.
Retaining soil water in farming systems using strip/disc machinery
Lead organisation: Agricultural Innovation & Research Eyre Peninsula (AIREP)
Hub members and partners involved: South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Buckleboo Farm Improvement Group
Project Category: Hub Projects