Want to improve mineral cycles, soil fertility, drought resilience, pasture and crop health and productivity on your patch?
To find out more about the fundamentals of how soil and plants function, come along to Watershed Landcare’s Sustainable Soil Management workshop where we will explore the chemical, physical and biological properties of fertile soil.
The workshop will be presented by Bruce Davison, grazier, soil consultant and creator of the Soilsmith soil test analysis program and the Soilsmith fertcalc program.
“It is easier for me to do what the land needs than for the land to what I want.” said Bruce.
This full day intermediate level workshop will focus on enabling participants to make their own decisions on soil management. Participants will learn to properly read and interpret soil test reports, and calculate amendments with follow-up support.
Workshop participants are also eligible to undertake a subsidised soil test prior to the event. Please contact us for more information.
The workshop will also include a field visit to a nearby demonstration site where Bruce’s process will be implemented in a trial paddock.
The workshop will be held from 9am-5pm on Sunday 2 June at Ilford Community Hall. Attendance is $40 for Watershed Landcare members and $55 for non-members and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
The course fee also includes the Soilsmith usb which contains a lot of reading and reference material, plus the soil nutrient spreadsheet which is the centrepiece of the workshop as it enables farmers to make their own decisions on soil management.
Please register by Monday 27 May: www.trybooking.com/500697
For more information please contact Watershed Landcare Coordinator, Claudia Wythes, on 0412 011 064 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is supported by Watershed Landcare through funding from Central Tablelands LLS and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.