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Reedy Creek Mid-SE Irrigators & MFMG Pasture Field walk ‘Messina & More’

Held Thursday 16 November 2017 starting at Avenue Range

 

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Good Clover Bad Clover

Oestrogenic clovers can significantly impact lambing percentages. Read the first of the fact sheets produced as part of this project and handouts from the October Sheep Field Day

 

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Pulse Check Groups Pre-Harvest Meetings

Held Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Keith

 

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Managing Sub-soil Acidity through on farm extension

 

This project builds on an extension workshop carried out in October 2015 to look at subsoil pH and total dissolved solids levels as restrictive layers to root growth of pasture and cropping on sandy soils in the upper south east region of South Australia.

The project aims to assist farmers in managing sub-soil acidity by undertaking on-site coring of paddocks across a range of sites.

The samples taken will be analysed, with this information to be developed into case studies and extended to local landholders.

 

MFMG will achieve this by undertaking the following activities:

 

  • Provide on-site coring across a range of sites

  • Hold an extension workshop and landholder extension activities

  • analyse soil samples on site at the workshop and obtain lab based analysis

  • communicate project activities through website, weekly newsletter and fact sheets to the growers of the South East Region.

 

Project start date:  30th June 2016

Project finish date:  31st January 2018

 

For further information or to become involved in project please contact Charlie Crozier

ccrozier@mackillopgroup.com.au

mobile 0427 775 822

 

Project funded through National Landcare Programme