Improving soil cover on erodible soils

Ag Excellence Alliance groups and the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board’s Soils Technical Advisory Panel have identified poor summer and autumn grazing practices as a significant contributor to soil cover loss. This project will address these issues through the delivery of extension activities that promote improved grazing management.

What is being done?

Grazing practices

Summer and autumn grazing practices will be improved by providing information the land managers on:

  • available feed and soil cover levels
  • grazing management
  • livestock condition scoring
  • water point design, which has a major influence on summer grazing patterns and retention of soil cover and protection from erosion.

Information will be provided through field walks, workshops, presentations and farmer case studies.

Outcomes will be promoted through media articles, social media, video clips and grower group networks.

Activities will be held in southern Yorke Peninsula, southern Flinders Ranges and the Ag Zone.

Soils levels

Soil cover levels in non wetting sands will be improved through early winter crop walks, demonstration treatments and autumn and spring soil modification field days.

Information will be extended through farmer case studies, media articles, social media, video clips and grower group networks.

Activities will be held in southern Yorke Peninsula and southern Flinders Ranges.

Partners

Ag Excellence Alliance

Location