The past few weeks has proven to be a busy time with several Soil Expeditions. Our travels have taken us from rice soils on the Murray River to the High Country of the South Island of New Zealand.
With soil types and land management being so varied and vast across these differing regions the underlying productivity issues still relate to a common theme.
Irrigation may been seen as a luxury to some, yet it still has its own inherent issues along the way and is still dependant on climatic conditions. This is effectively the same for areas in New Zealand, where regions that regularly receive 100mm rainfall per month haven’t seen rain in over 6 weeks and are staring down the barrel of drought conditions.
A far cry from many of the management systems here in Australia!