Choose tolerant species for acidic soils

By Bob Freebairn
May 20 2019 - 5:00am
Winter crop species like oats and triticale have a good range of varieties with excellent tolerance to soil acidity. Even within species like wheat and barley some varieties have been release with good tolerance.
Winter crop species like oats and triticale have a good range of varieties with excellent tolerance to soil acidity. Even within species like wheat and barley some varieties have been release with good tolerance.

A recent property I visited in relation to helping develop a crop and pasture update program, had several zero to 10 centimetre soil test results indicting pH as low as 4.3, with aluminium levels as high as 50 per cent of the cation exchange capacity.

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