Soil modification

Soils in the Murraylands and Riverland landscape management region are as diverse as they are challenging. In some cases the high non wetting nature or inherently low fertility of the soil types leads land managers to physically alter the structure and chemical nature of the soil.

In an effort to increase natural resources and production outcomes, The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is supporting farming and industry groups to trial methods of soil modification. Aiming to assess the economic viability and the long term sustainability of soil modification practices the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board works to highlight the reciprocal benefits of better production outcomes and better land management. For example the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board has investigated the role of incorporating organic matter, biochar and deep placement of fertilisers into soils. 

For more information refer to the links below for reports and fact sheets on soil modification in the  Murraylands and Riverland region. 

 Publications

More information

  • Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board
    110A Mannum Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
    08 8532 9100
    MRenquiries@sa.gov.au