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Title: Soil amendments to improve vegetable production on sandy soils / Bob Paulin (principal investigator) and Aileen Reid.
Author: Paulin, R. (Agriculture Western Austraila, Perth) ; Reid, A. F. (Agriculture Western Australia, Perth) ; Western Australia. Agriculture Western Australia. ; Horticultural Research and Development Corporation (Australia)
Publisher: South Perth, W.A. : Agriculture Western Australia,
Year: 1999.
Description: 56 p. ; 30 cm.
Subject: Onions. ; Yields. ; Vegetable growing. ; Western Australia. ; Composts. ; Cauliflowers. ; Swan coastal plain region - Western Australia. ; Potatoes. ; Soil amendments. ; Sandy soils. ; Vegetables. ; Soil. ; Carrots.
Notes: Cover title. "Final report, Horticultural Research and Development Corporation Project V697079." 58 tables, 8 figs.
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Type: Book
Abstract: (En)
Vegetable growers in Western Australia are finding it increasingly difficult to offset rising production costs with increases in production efficiency. The use of composts and other soil amendments in vegetable production is an approach that has potential to reduce production costs by increasing the soils ability to hold water and nutrients as well as to combat the incidence of pests and diseases. Almost half of Western Australia's vegetable production and over half of its exports occurs on soils of the Sn Coastal Plain that are classified as coarse sands. These soils have limited ability to hold water and nutrients, making it difficult for farmers to achieve an optimal nutrient and fertiliser balance, without the risk of reducing yields and profits. Wo
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