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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 inputs.

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


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