Broad constraint resources are outlined in the Agronomists Toolkit. Specific constraint categories are listed below:

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Sand blasting

Constraint - Sand blasting

Damage

  • Whole plants may be lost

  • Severe sand blasting can cause canola to exhibit very poor recovery

Management

Sandy surfaced soils are likely to cause damage to canola if climatic conditions are dry and windy. Identifying the at-risk areas and treating them quickly to stop further sand movement and plant damage can reduce the overall yield penalty. 

Links and Resources

AOF - Sandblasting

Description, and contributing factors.

DAFWA - Sand blasted crops

Information on the effects of a sandblasting event, likelihood of recovery, management strategies, and seasonal outlook.