Healthy, productive soils are the life blood of any farming system. However, as farmers we are constantly battling against things like erosion, acidification and loss of soil carbon, which degrade our soils and our profits if left untreated.
The Sustainable Soils program aims to provide an avenue for farmers to trial or demonstrate new or better ways to manage their soils. We currently have 22 projects across the broadacre region, covering a wide range of soil management practices including; perennial pastures, surface water management, summer sowing, crop grazing, variable rate liming, non-wetting soils, compost trials, elite saltbush clones, and saltland reclamation.
There will be lots of opportunities to hear about these projects over the coming year through field days and workshops which will be spread throughout the broadacre region. Get in touch if you would like to hear more about the Sustainable Soils projects that are happening in your area.
This project runs until May 2013, and is funded through Caring for our Country.