Research Subsoiler – VIC & SA

Liquid Setup

Developed in collaboration with the University of South Australia’s Agricultural Machinery Research and Design Centre (AMRDC), the Amendment Injection Subsoiler uses deep ripping tines to loosen subsoil while simultaneously injecting pelletised organic compost and liquid products at depth.

University of SA agricultural research engineer Dr Jack Desbiolles said the aim of the machine was to drastically change the potential of soil for the benefit of broadacre cropping.

“This specialised machinery is designed to investigate cost-effective subsoil amelioration strategies,” said Dr Desbiolles. “It’s a transformative operation to improve subsoils; we are trying to change the condition of the subsoil that is constrained by compaction, sodicity and low fertility.”   READ FULL STORY HERE