Farming Smarter – a soils project for the next generation
Higher livestock prices in recent years have allowed advisors and landholders to re-evaluate investment decisions for pastures and aim for more productive and persistent pastures across the farm. This project focuses on guiding decisions around the liming of acidic soils before pasture establishment.
The use of perennial pasture species in the landscape also reduces the risk of hillslope erosion (water erosion) and wind erosion providing valuable groundcover for more months of every year.
Riverina Local Land Services will use soil testing on a paddock scale in the topsoil (0-10cm) and sub-surface layer (10-20cm) to measure soil pH and exchangeable cations.
Eligible landholders will be located within the high risk zone of acidification (or where there is no data within the red zone) and are asked to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via the link below.
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