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Soil field day

SOIL specialists will bring their experience across central Victoria to a Loddon Plains Landcare Network field day this week.

Loddon Plains Future Farmers Regenerative Agriculture Group will hold the on-property field day on Tuesday at Salisbury West,

Landcare’s regenerative and sustainable agriculture officer Danny Pettingill said the Know Your Soils field day would share in-depth practical knowledge with landholders.

“This event will provide presentations and interactions with soil specialists Rebecca Mitchell from Agriculture Victoria and Christian Bannan from South East Soil and Water, both of whom have worked extensively in the central Victorian region,” Mr Pettingill said.

“The event will provide an in-depth field day packed full of practical knowledge.”

The field day will include a soil pit demonstration and sessions on:

Methods to better understanding and manage your soils for improved farm and biodiversity benefits;

Assessing soils and soil profiles on your farm;

Demonstrating how to take a comprehensive soil testing sample for assessment and analysis; and

An introduction concepts in soil biology.

Mr Pettingill said a soils testing program with local landholders would be conducted parallel to the field day events.

Further days are planned for April and May.



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