Find out why liming is important, liming rates and methods of improving your pastures for the benefit of your stock.
What: Look at and discuss 9 Acid Tolerant pasture species (replicated 5 times) 16 months after sowing for persistence, vigour and growth in 3 different lime Rates.
Species used are Holdfast, Advance and AT Phalaris. Yarck, Savy and Vision Cocksfoots. Impact, Matilda, Avalon and Kingsgate Rye grasses. Evaluate the difference between pelletised lime and normal Ag lime broadcast.
A weather station is on site that can measure the ground temperature, soil moisture at varying depths and rainfall that can be monitored from the Gecko CLaN website.
Why: To see what species germinate and persist in highly acidic soils with high Aluminium levels 28% and to investigate different methods of liming.
This field day is being run in conjunction with the Gecko ClaN, Strathbogie Landcare sub-committee and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.
This is a free event. Please RSVP or any queried to David Jamieson on Ph: 0423 328 321