Restoring Fertile Productive Soils Forum and Field Day

Candelo Town Hall Saturday 14th October 2017 9am – 4.30pm
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Registration essential for catering.
Cost $20 to assist with soil and leaf analysis costs payable on the day.
RSVP to Heidi on 0428 596 047 (text) or email:
Sponsored by: Southern Farm Supplies, Gosh Seaweed concentrate,
Bega Agricultural Services and Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL).

Bruce Davison: Results of soil tests on all plots to show the effects of last years crop,
fertiliser application and their effect on soil fertility. What’s happened since this trial
began and where to from here. Identifying where to treat first on your farm and new
directions in fertiliser applications.
Sherryn Heffernan: Southern Farm Supplies agronomist will be presenting on her
treatment of plot 2 and why the fertilisers used were chosen and general soil
management plus discussion in the field

The purpose of these trials is to restore soil fertility to a level that will remove African lovegrass using fertilisers in the most cost effective way. All plots applied fertiliser however plot 4 is the only plot to increase soil organic matter and did that year on year.
This years focus is on the outcomes of our pasture cropping trials and we will also be focusing on the importance of restoring soil organic matter and soil carbon.
In these dry times plot 4 is showing just how important soil organic matter is with by far the best performance.
Note: For every 1% increase in soil organic matter crop yields and perennial pasture performance increases by 12%.