Soil expert back with us by popular demand

After a booked out workshop last held last year, Watershed Landcare have invited grazier, enquiring farmer and soil specialist, Bruce Davison back to our region to present another Sustainable Soil Management workshop in June.

Bruce Davison has an advanced diploma of agriculture and advanced diploma of agribusiness management. Bruce has also trained in soil chemistry and plant nutrition, compost and compost tea making, Holistic management and certificate IV in training and assessment. Bruce is self employed as a farmer and soil consultant.

Bruce runs a cattle grazing enterprise on the far south coast of NSW where he has had success with utilising biological farming principles to build nutrients in his soils. He is also the developer of the Soilsmith soil test analysis program and the Soilsmith fertcalc program. This fertiliser calculating program is linked to the test analysis program and greatly simplifies interpreting soil tests and calculating amendments, cost per hectare and cost for the paddock.

The Sustainable Soil Management workshop will be presented by Bruce Davison: grazier, enquiring farmer and soil specialist.

This full day intermediate level workshop will focus on enabling participants to make their own decisions on soil management. Attendance at last years workshop is not a prerequisite.

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:

Workshop participants are also eligible to undertake a subsidised soil test prior to the event. Please contact us for more information.

For more information please contact Watershed Landcare Coordinator, Claudia Wythes, on 0412 011 064 email:

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.