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Managing Soils Under Intensive Cropping in West Gippsland

This report was produced in 1992 and summarises the research and development work undertaken by a Project Team comprising officers of the former Departments of Agriculture, and Conservation and Environment. The aim was to improve sustainable soil management under intensive cropping (especially for potatoes) in high rainfall West Gippsland. The project was supported by the Gippsland Hills Potato Growers and the Gippsland Field Days, and substantially funded by the National Soil Conservation Program (NSCP).

One objective of the project was to obtain information on various management techniques with respect to soil structure, soil erosion, agricultural productivity and their potential impact on water quality. A subsequent objective was to develop, and promote the adoption of, an integrated soil management package in the target area. The findings of this project mainly relate to Ferrosols in the West Gippsland region.

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Potato cropping in the Thorpdale area.
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