Welcome to Landcare Links June 2021. Firstly thank you to everyone who has been flexible with the sudden change in events to ensure safety when the restrictions came in at the end of last month. We will be hosting and out in the field again soon, so please keep a look out, we are looking forward to connecting with you all.
We are hopeful that with the rains arriving, we can look forward to our soils, dams, tanks and groundwater being replenished. Dams are often one of the primary ways of storing water on farm, but in summer we can lose up to 7-10cm per day in evaporation. Some farmers include dam level sensors to ensure their water budgets are more accurate. Winter is a great time to think about your water storage systems and how to manage them for greater efficiency in preparation for summer or future droughts.