Last chance to gain an understanding of soil
THE third and final workshop for the Understanding Our Soils project will be held across the region this month and next. The Local Landcare Services sessions will be delivered by Judi Earl of Agricultural Information & Monitoring Services.
Dr Earl said landholder engagement in the project had been excellent and the use of local data would be relevant to all of the region’s landholders. The workshop will cover:
■ Soil texture and its influence on soil fertility
■ Soil structure
■ Bulk density, porosity and soil compaction
■ Erosion and degradation
■ Soil loss equation
■ Soil water use efficiency
■ Field capacity
■ Management practices to enhance soil physical characteristics.
The workshop is fully subsidised and will run from 9am–4pm in these centres:
■ Casino, Thursday, November 30
■ Lismore, Friday, December 1
■ Murwillumbah, Saturday, December 2.