CSIRO’s next big thing – a spray-on membrane to stop soil moisture loss

Andrew Marshall
Updated November 7 2016 - 2:05pm, first published November 3 2016 - 12:30pm
A spray-on polymer membrane to suppress paddock evaporation is one one of several “next big things” offering significant productivity improvement or value-added potential now emerging from CSIRO says Dr Michael Robertson from CSIRO's agriculture and food division.
A spray-on polymer membrane to suppress paddock evaporation is one one of several “next big things” offering significant productivity improvement or value-added potential now emerging from CSIRO says Dr Michael Robertson from CSIRO's agriculture and food division.

CSIRO researchers believe they could be less than two years away from commercially releasing a spray-on polymer product which dramatically reduces soil moisture evaporation and weed growth.

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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