Soil Health Workshop

Forty local growers, agronomists and researchers had their say on soil problems at Cranbourne on 28th August 2007.

soil workshopThe workshop was one of a series setting national priorities for future soil health projects funded through your national R&D levy.

Short talks from guest speakers included:

  • Lessons from broadacre cropping soils
  • Indicators of soil health used in sub-tropical vegetables
  • Physical, chemical and biological indicators of soil health
  • The success of grower soil training days – UTE GUIDE

Many soil related issues were raised in the
workshop discussion.

These were
grouped into major themes including:
measuring soil health, raising soil
organic matter and reducing soil

The groups views will help
develop better targeted R&D levy
proposals on soil health.


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