Managing Soil Acidity in Permanent Pastures: Producer Demonstration site – Field Day
Holbrook Landcare Network is hosting a field day as part of the ‘Managing Soil Acidity in Permanent Pastures’ Producer Demonstration Site (PDS). The day will allow producers and advisors to discuss effective top-dressed liming strategies in permanent pastures in the southern slopes of NSW.
MLA’s PDS program supports producers to adapt, validate and demonstrate the business value of integrating new management practices/skills into their local farming systems.
Overview of the Producer Demonstration Site
The ‘Managing Soil Acidity in Permanent Pastures’ PDS is investigating the most effective top-dressed liming strategy in non-arable pasture systems where lime incorporation is not possible or preferred. It aims to demonstrate that improved monitoring of soil pH profiles and adapting liming application rates and timing to meet higher pH targets will improve pasture production and composition and therefore the profitability and sustainability of permanent pasture systems. For more information visit: https://holbrooklandcare.org.au/projects/permanent-pastures/
What’s on the agenda?
- Topics to be covered on the day include:
- Background and update on the 3 local lime demonstration sites
- Effective ways of monitoring soil pH and assessing pastures
- Different approaches for effective acid soil management in pasture systems
- Active legume management in productive high rainfall/high altitude pastures
- Guest speakers:
- Dr Jason Condon – Associate Professor in Soil Science, Charles Sturt University
- Dr Richard Hayes – Senior Research Scientist, NSW DPI
- Nick McGrath – Project Officer – Soils, Holbrook Landcare Network
FREE, with morning tea provided (Bookings Essential)
Bookings: via Humanitix
RSVP: Monday 13 November
More information: Nick McGrath P: 0488 155 101 E: [email protected]