Enhancing orchard soils
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Enhancing orchard soils
Lead organisation: University of Adelaide
Hub members and partners involved: Duxton
Project Category: Innovation Activities
Project summary: 

This project is exhibiting new alternatives to standard orchard floor management methods. By comparing new ‘ecological intensification’ methods to ‘business as usual’ approaches, growers will be able to make informed decisions on how to change practice. Improved soil health leads to enhanced climate resilience, while at the same time improving the commercialisation capacity of the produce. Increasing soil carbon, building biodiversity and increasing water holding capacity means growers are more insulated against climate variability. This also has economic advantages in terms of reducing carbon emissions intensity.