Soil health is a vital first step toward a sustainable, productive agriculture system.  

We  have developed a series of fact sheets to help landholders manage soil health on their property. The aim is to provide technical advice on topics related to soil and cropping, and to assist in adopting Best Management Practices (BMPs). Click on the links below to download the PDF's.

Fact Sheets

  • Soil essentials: Understand it or lose it -  It goes without saying that soil nutrients play a key role in the production of good quality crops and pasture and as such, it pays for landholders to take steps to understand and prevent fertility rundown. This fact sheet provides information on fertility rundown (nutrient uptake, removal and return) for landholders managing crops and pasture.  
  • Soil testing guidelines Soil testing is a useful guide to the nutrient status of a soil and its ability to grow pastures and crops, especially when used in conjunction with crop or pasture performance and nutrient budgeting.  It is also a useful tool for determining and monitoring soil constraints, such as salinity and sodicity. This fact sheet examines the number of points that need to be considered when collecting samples for analysis. 
  • Interpreting soil test information Most Australian soils are deficient in one or more nutrients in their natural state, especially the nutrients Phosphorus (P), Sulphur (S), Nitrogen (N), and often one or more trace elements. This fact sheets explains the nuts and bolts of your soil test results. 

 

 

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