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Filename TECHNICAL-REPORT_Stubble-retention-and-Fish-Hydrolysate_UWA-20170706.pdf
Filesize 300 KB
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Date added 5 July, 2018
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Category Extension, Sustainable Agriculture
Tags biochemistry, carbon, chemistry, health, mixed farming, retention, soil, stubble, technical report, UWA
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This project assessed the potential of innovative stubble retention practices to both enhance crop productivity through improved soil physical, chemical and biological processes and simultaneously address stabilisation of soil carbon content to improve soil health.

Stubble retention with fish hydrolysate application compared to a burned control showed positive impacts on crop yield.

Understanding the processes that occur beneath the soil surface with microbial biomass in soil and mycorrhizal colonisation in roots in unburned crunched stubbles with fish hydrolysate application will be key information to extend to the farming community to assist with farming management practices.

Use of fish hydrolysate in crunched stubbles is a very new technique and the mechanism of action of fish hydrolysate on crunched stubbles decomposition was not studied in this trial.

Therefore, a further study of these practices will support these results and add to the development of adoption-ready, locally-specific resources for farmers in the south west region of Western Australia .

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