JOURNAL : Farmers Weekly
SUBJECT : Why no take-all testing?
AUTHOR : Paul Spackman
SECTION : Leader
ISSUE DATE : 13/09/06
PAGE NUMBER : 1
COPYRIGHT : Free Reuse

HEADLINE: Why no take-all testing?

TEXT: A take-all soil test has been available in Australia for nearly 10 years. So why not here? asks arable reporter Paul Spackman.
The ability to identify fields – or parts of fields – at risk from take-all could help growers decide which crops to grow, what seed treatments to use and better remedial measures.
The test has proved itself in New Zealand – surely it should be tried here?