Funding courtesy of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will enable Tamar NRM to participate in a national pilot project looking at creating and maintaining healthy soils.
The Tamar Valley is to be one of eleven soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
It is anticipated that two discussion groups will meet 3 times in either spring 2019 or autumn 2020. Participants will use a range of new and existing approaches and products to assess and improve the condition of the soils on their farms.
This project will focus on getting back to the basics and highlighting to landholders that soils health is a first step rather than an afterthought and include:
- The role of soils in pasture renovation, nutrient testing and budgeting for better soils outcomes and ultimately improved production.
- Correcting soil fertility deficiencies and improving wet soils drainage.
- Based on the model of field based activities where producers visit farms and witness first-hand what works in the Tamar Valley.
- The project is to begin in spring 2019 and conclude in autumn 2020 with a shared event networking with other groups.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
Healthy Soils Discussion Group:
FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Spring Field Days: Fri 9th August; Fri 16th August; Friday 23rd August 2019
Autumn 2020 Field Days: TBA.
We are delighted to have secured presenters Rob Moreton (DPIPWE), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) and Dr. Bill Cotching.
MLA Healthy Soils Guest Presenters: