Fleurieu field day to study soil health

Fleurieu field day to study soil health


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Last year's Fleurieu Forward Farming field day focused on biochar, while this year's event - on May 15 - is looking at soil health and water use.

Last year's Fleurieu Forward Farming field day focused on biochar, while this year's event - on May 15 - is looking at soil health and water use.

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Fleurieu Forward Farming will host a field day next month, focusing on soil health and water use.

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THE prevalence of soil health and regenerative farming systems groups is growing rapidly worldwide.

These groups are founded by members that believe many producers farm unconsciously with little understanding of how this impacts on soil, plant, animal and human health.

Pasture mix, grazing management, irrigation, and a changing and variable climate are all elements that can either regenerate our soil health or deplete it.

If the soil is humming with a healthy balance of microbes and bacteria it can work harmoniously with the atmosphere to fix carbon and nitrogen, as well as find trace elements and minerals and supply them back to the plant.

But, human and animal health is declining somewhat due to a lack of access to adequate minerals and trace elements in the soil.

A soil health and water use field day at Willow Creek on May 15 will put local farmers in touch with tools, information, examples and support to help them improve their soil health.

There will be supporting booths, demonstrations, presentations and discussion from group representatives including Australian Regenerative Farming, Healthy Soils Australia, SA microbiology labs, FP AG, Fleurieu Forward Farming Group and SA Regenerative Farmers.

Climate & Agricultural Support will present local case study examples and discuss their economic relevance, while a field walk will also be held.

Entry is $25, and includes refreshments.

Details: fleurieuforwardfarming.com

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