Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Wilmar

Location: Victoria

Investigate the use of varying rates of mill mud and ash banded sub-surface into the planting line

Mill by-products have traditionally been used as an ameliorant to improve soil conditions and as a source of nutritional value. By banding the mill by-products sub-surface 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 by-products means that less is required to be transported. This may reduce costs associated with transporting to areas outside the usual region of transportation by the mill trucks.