Widespread use of bauxite residue, Peel-Harvey Coastal Plain Catchment

Proposal description: 

The proposal is for broad-scale use of bauxite residue as a soil amendment for existing agricultural and horticultural properties. The Department of Agriculture expects bauxite residue application rates to range from 20 to 100 tonnes per hectare (t/ha) for pasture and up to 250 t/ha for horticultural uses. Applications of over 100 t/ha would need to be mixed into the soil and gypsum addition considered to ensure the soil pH is suitable for agriculture.

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Last updated: 
February 4, 1994
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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