Goulburn Broken

Beyond Soilcare

“This testing to fit local conditions is absolutely critical to the project’s ongoing success and popularity with farmers and other landholders, as it recognises that what may work in the irrigated region of the catchment may not be applicable in the rockier, hillier or dryland areas of the catchment, or vice versa.”  Adrian Weston, Goulburn Broken CMA Chair

Output 2017/18

8,790 farmers, industry staff, small landholders and students have participated in 325 activities over the past five years
700+ farm businesses implementing 50,055ha
24 groups ranging from high schools to industry groups have shared in more than $800,000 to deliver 49 projects during the past three years

Delivery Partners

The Goulburn Broken Catchment’s six Landcare Networks and their member groups, Murray Dairy,   Riverine Plains Cropping Group, Irrigated Cropping Council, Maize Growers Association, Australian Processing Tomato Research Council, Bestwool Bestlamb, Victorian No-Till Farmers Association, Goulburn Valley Food Cooperative, DEDJTR.

About the Project

Beyond SoilCare is a five-year project, funded most recently by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, that engages with farmers about soil health and gives them an opportunity to direct their own program of learning.

The project has led to more than 700 farm businesses implementing 50,055ha of improved land  management practices on-farm. This practice change has been measured using an innovative goal
attainment scale developed specifically for the program.

Cropping trial field day held at Ardmona.

More information

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2017/2018 (PDF)

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