SERVICES

soil and water

Diagnosis of soil and water problems or challenges

Most poorly productive soils have poor physical conditions, which can sometimes be compounded by chemical causes. Our diagnostic service will identify causes and any compounding factors, be they in-situ, landscape position related, or operational.

Provision of solutions to soil and water problems

Solutions to soil and water problems are formulated in consultation with land managers, on the basis of certainty of success, ease of application and cost-benefit (i.e., profit)

Canola crop on waterlogged and dispersive soil
Canola crop on waterlogged and dispersive soil
Cross drains and waterway (RHS) to reduce length and drain depression
Cross drains and waterway (RHS) to reduce length and drain depression

Specifications for earthworks to control and safely dispose of storm or flood runoff

Both dryland and irrigation farming sometimes suffer from saturation, runoff and erosion. Our diagnostic skills and experience will identify the cheapest and best option and design the specifications needed for any changed paddock layout or earthworks to both minimise the cause of and safely dispose of any runoff.

Sourcing the supply of Deep Seedbed Conditioner (DSC) machines and components

If any soil and water productivity is best treated by introducing Deep Seedbed Conditioning practice, advice is provided on the best manufacturer and optional components

Deep Blade Loosener Machine
DSC machine renovating beds
Group discussing 1st crop on furrow-irrigated DBL beds
Group discussing 1st crop on furrow-irrigated DSC beds

Advice, training and mentoring on DSC operation and the implementation of improved soil and water practices

Where a DSC machine is part of the best solution for solving soil or water problems, advice is provided on the best set-up of the machine and the operational practices that will deliver the best possible benefits from its use.