Sandy soil

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Sandy soil

I am new to farming in Australia, we are looking at buying a small farm in Howatharra in Geraldton Western Australia, the soil however is quite sandy.What type of crop if any would be most suitable in this type of soil? We will have some sheep on the property too.

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Peet

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Last seen: 08/03/2020 - 09:01
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Peet,

Welcome to the small farm forum and thanks for the question.

Without a lot more information it’s a difficult question to answer. The best idea is to have a look around at some local farms to see what they are successfully growing.

A good place to start is to take a soil test and have a chat with a local agronomist.

We also have a Facebook discussion group which you may like to join, the link is below
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmStyle/?ref=bookmarks

Regards,
Charlie

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