Soils in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region are as diverse as they are challenging. In some cases the high non wetting nature or inherently low fertility of the soil types leads land managers to physically alter the structure and chemical nature of the soil.
In an effort to increase natural resources and production outcomes, Natural Resources SAMDB has supported farming and industry groups to trial methods of soil modification. Aiming to assess the economic viability and the long term sustainability of soil modification practices Natural Resources SAMDB works to highlight the reciprocal benefits of better production outcomes and better land management. For example Natural Resources has investigated the role of incorporating organic matter, biochar and deep placement of fertilisers into soils.
For more information refer to the links below for reports and fact sheets on soil modification in the SAMDB region.