Upper Glenelg Landcare, Southern Farming Systems and Glenelg Hopkins CMA will be holding a workshop on fighting soil erosion.
Land slips, tunnel and gully erosion can cost big money in loss of current and future production. Repairs to erosion sites can be equally costly and harm fish stocks and river communities.
Are longer periods of low rainfall and more sudden downpours, increasing erosion risks in the Casterton hill country?
Could farm management have prevented the new erosion events seen in the 2016 floods?
Upper Glenelg Landcare, Southern Farming Systems and Glenelg Hopkins CMA will hold a workshop on soil erosion.
Key speakers are Andrew Speirs (Meridian Agriculture); Sally Cunningham and Steve Homer (GHCMA Flood Recovery), and Alex Sims (Melbourne University, PhD Student).
These presentation will include;
- practical measures farmers can make to reduce erosion risks on their farms
- what erosion control works have been undertaken after the 2016 floods
- where soil from these events has ended up in the system.Check out the flyer for more information. Please RSVP by Friday 31st May.