Improving soil health and reducing soil erosion is an ongoing aim for Natural Resources SAMDB, and developing an understanding of how the region’s varied and unique soils can be sustainably managed is an essential component in achieving this outcome.
Natural Resources SAMDB has worked with landholders and not for profit groups to improve knowledge, skills and practises in soil management with positive sustainability outcomes as a result.
Mallee seeps, for example, is a phenomenon where water moves laterally through a soil profile, gathering at a low point in the paddock and causing the area to become water logged and unproductive. In order to support growers with this issue, Natural Resources SAMDB invested in a project to investigate potential strategies to address the effects, with some very encouraging results.
Find out more about the Mallee seeps project and our other projects on the Soils resources page.