East Gippsland

Topsoils – Improving Soil Condition for Profitability

“Topsoils has shown me how to take a soil sample, understand the results and then apply a tailored fertiliser blend to my paddocks, this year I tripled the number of bales (of hay) produced.” – Glenn Lineham, topsoils participant

 

Output 2016/17

31,115 hectares of agricultural practice change 24 engagement events
234 engagement event participants
17 publications produced

Delivery Partners

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc.
Far East Victoria Landcare Inc.
Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee Greening Australia
Southern Farming Systems

About the Project

Through five farmer driven focus groups and three demonstration sites, the TopSoils program aims to improve soil condition for farm profitability. The project is now in its fourth year with activities based upon the consolidated soil data gathered in years one and two of the project.

Together project partners aim to have 10,000 hectares of agricultural land managed under improved practices by 2018.

 

Visual Soil Assessment and soil profile investigation workshop. Photo: East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc.

Visual Soil Assessment and soil profile investigation workshop. Photo: East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc.

Investigating the results of a green manure trial

Investigating the results of a green manure trial

More information

East Gippsland News: Improving soil condition for productivity on farms

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

Contact East Gippsland CMA

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