Beyond SoilCare received $600,000 of funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Caring for Our Country initiative in 2012 - 2013.
Beyond SoilCare received $600,000 of funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Caring for Our Country initiative.
The project aimed to improve landholders’ knowledge and skills in soil management, as well as promote the importance of healthy soils and the work farmers do to the wider community.
The program was delivered in partnership with the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Landcare and farm production groups.
More than 600 landholders, managing an estimated 77,700 acres, participated in the Beyond SoilCare project, completing 896 soil tests, and attending one or more of 16 workshops, three farm tours, seven
field days and a forum.
For more information: Beyond SoilCare 2012 - 2013
Beyond SoilCare farm tour of Kulaba and Habbies Howe with the Burnt Creek Landcare Group and Ruffy Grazing group. Held in March 2012 we looked at steep hill management, in particular the value of native perennials at maintaining ground cover, increasing water infiltration and fertiliser savings.
Day 1 of Nicole Masters' Soil Biology tour, November 2013. Farmers gathered in Benalla to hear the theory of biological soil management, followed by a farm tour in Glenburn the next day to apply the theory in the paddock.