Soil Health on Focus Farms

In response to soil health issues impacting agricultural productivity, the Soil Health on Focus Farms project aims to engage with agricultural industries across the south west region to increase the knowledge, skills and adoption of improved soil management practices through in-depth trials on ten Focus Farms.

These Focus Farms will undergo targeted soil chemical, biological and/or physical analysis coupled with other diagnostic tools where major soil health issues have been identified to derive base-line data and understand the implications for production. Management strategies targeted at ameliorating the soil health issues for improved production will be identified and demonstrated through rigorous trials. The trials will be promoted by industry, with a series of farm-based training and extension activities run to increase awareness of soil health issues in the agricultural community and to showcase the activities and outcomes of the Focus Farms.

For more information contact:

Danielle Short, Project Manager, Narrogin: 08 9881 0202 or danielle.short@swccnrm.org.au