Managing soil health in Werribee South

Victoria’s Werribee South vegetable growing region predominately produces brassicas and leafy greens. A relatively high salt concentration in irrigation water, combined with low annual rainfall and naturally sodic soils, presents a range of production challenges for vegetable growers.

A trial at our demonstration site was developed to improve crop resilience and investigate the impact of compost, gypsum and soluble calcium on salinity, sodicity effects on crops and overall soil health in the region.

The growers and agronomists involved in this trial said it has resulted in improved crop yield and quality, and provided a great use of resources to target a major issue specific to Werribee South.

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