Mentor Farm field day, soil health, soil testing, using tissue testing to assess soil and plant nutrient levels and the effecg on animal health
Whether you are a seasoned farmer or a small landholder, soil tests can be an important routine management tool. They are a useful guide to your soil's nutrient status, allowing you to make more informed, sustainable and cost-effective decisions regarding your property's productivity and the protection of your soils.
When trying to read and understand the soil-test results, however, many wonder what do the numbers really mean?
Cath Botta, who has worked for over 20 years as a soil scientist, educator and facilitator with rural and regional communities will help demystify your soil-test results and resolve any burning questions. We will look at soil test results from our trial sites. You can also bring along your own soil test results. Mark brooks, who is a ruminant nutritionist, will be discussing tissue test results and how nutrient levels effect animal health.
This is a joint project between the Mitta Valley Landcare Group and the North East CMA through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.