This project aims to investigate the use of varying rates of mill mud banded into the planting line before plant
Mill mud has traditionally been used as an ameliorant to improve soil water holding capacity and as a source of nutritional value. By banding the mill mud into the planting line, the benefits are localised to the growing region of the soil and not lost to run off due to heavy rainfall events. Furthermore, banding the mill mud means that less is required to be transported. This may reduce costs associated with transporting mill mud to areas outside the usual region of transportation by the mill trucks.