Innovative Amelioration and Water Management Strategies in the WA Wheatbelt Region

Commencement Date: June 2014Liebelogocol (2)nrm logo

Completion Date: February 2016

Project Aim

Evaluate soil amelioration techniques to improve moisture retention through the installation of moisture probes.

Project Background

The primary outcome of this trial is to investigate which soil renovation technique proves to help the most with water conservation. The project will explore the potential role of biotechnology in helping Western Australian cropping and pastoral industries meet the challenges of climate change and help farmers adapt their farm management systems to meet the predicted impacts of climate change. The data from the moisture probes will be used to educate growers on which amelioration techniques to utilise for water retention.

The project will demonstrate the differences in soil amelioration practices and monitor the impact these have on:

  • Water holding capacity
  • Water infiltration


This project is funded through the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management.

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