As part of the “Building a Toolbox for Healthy Farms” project Northern Slopes Landcare (NSLA) formerly the UGLA, has been granted funding to help promote soil health in the region.
With Laboratory testing being relatively expensive, a cheap and easy method of basic soil analysis has been developed by The Little River Landcare Group and David Hardwick. This has been collated into an easy to use RASH manual for Landholders to use on their own farms at little expense. Copies of this manual along with the RASH kits necessary to perform the monitoring are now available for loan from the NSLA office.
In addition to this we have the author of the manual, David Hardwick coming to Ben and Wendy Mayne’s “Doongara” 17th of June 8.30am to take Landholders through the RASH process, and to discuss the implications of their findings. Landholders will be encouraged to bring a sample of their own soils for the ‘hands on session’. This will be a back to basics day focussing on demystifying the subject of soil health.
For all those Landholders out there who are interested in protecting one of their most valuable assets, this is the chance to gain an insight into what your soils are telling you.
The “Soils day” will be held in conjunction with an Open Day for the Mayne’s Texas Angus stud. This will be a great opportunity to view what they have to offer this year. Greg Krarup of Whyalla Feedlot will also be speaking on the preparation of cattle for feedlot entry and international markets.