Perennial Field Walk

22 March 2016
Region: Warren Region

Diverse perennial species – improving soil structure and soil health productively in a horticulture/grazing enterprise…

WHEN: Tuesday 22 March 2016, 2.30pm for 3pm start

WHERE: 289 Grays Road, Pemberton

Glen and Dean Ryan were concerned about the disturbance to soil structure and soil biology as a consequence of growing potatoes. They are trialing establishing a perennial pasture post-harvest that will be productive for the mixed farming arm of their enterprise as well as build up the soil health and structure, to maximise yield in the next potato crop.

Deb Archdeacon has been assisting the Ryans in this trial and coordinating testing physical, chemical and biological aspects of the soil to monitor changes brought about by the use of the diversity of pasture species.

RSVP: Kathy Dawson from Warren Catchments Council, 9771 8181

This project is supported by the South West Catchments Council through funding from the
Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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