Soils and pasture growth Field Day at Glenaroua

By Administrator
Landholders farming in the Glenaroua district are invited to a free field day to learn about the relationship of soils to pasture growth and the quality of feed for stock.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) project manager Karen Brisbane said the field day, which will be held on a private property in Glenaroua, will cover a range of soil health topics and provide landholders with an opportunity to talk to experts and other landholders about local soil and pasture issues.

“Expert presenters from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) will be talking about soil types and soil characteristics in the Glenaroua district, and they will provide participants with information on how to spot soil health issues on the farm.”  Ms. Brisbane said.

“Soil management techniques can vary depending on soil type, so the presentations will include some excellent information on best management practices for different types of soils.”

“There will also be a soil pit in the paddock to help participants understand the structure of local soils and provide them with some information to help them manage their soils to improve pasture growth and quality.”  She said.  “If landholders can learn some new techniques to improve the fertility and condition of the soils on their farms, they can expect better pasture growth and quality, which will lead to healthier stock and increased profits.”

The Field day will be held at Phil McLean’s property “Kilbride”, 1000 Broadford – Glenaroua Road Glenaroua on Friday 14th November from 12.30pm – 4.00pm.

Lunch and drinks will be provided free of charge on the day and participants are requested to bring a chair.

Please register your interest with Karen Brisbane on 5822 7734 or karenb@gbcma.vic.gov.au for catering purposes.