Diagnosis frameworks for multiple and complex soil constraints
This project is funded by the CRC for High Performance Soils Limited (Soil CRC).
University of Southern Queensland, West Midlands Group, Burdekin Productivity Services, Birchip Cropping Group.
The productivity of 77% of Australian agricultural soils is limited by one or more soil constraints, however, efficiently ameliorating constrained soils often requires an accurate diagnosis.
This project will develop and validate data-centre diagnostic methodologies that can diagnose soil constraints from the data that producers already have access to (e.g., crop yields, surface soil tests), in combination with information in the public domain (e.g. national soil grid, Landsat imagery). This will reduce the cost associated with detailed soil sampling to farmers diagnosing complex and multiple soil constraints in their paddocks.
This project, in combination with other current and future activities within and outside of the soils CRC will lead to an improvement in the function (productivity, environmental and social) of constrained soils in Australia.
For further information, please contact Jane McInnes, Riverine Plains Senior Project Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org