Managing Difficult Soils Forum - 25 July

On 25 July, FBG hosted a forum looking at different solutions to manage difficult soils. This was part of a series of workshops held throughout the Albany and Esperance port zones.

The GRDC’s RCSN process had identified a need for growers to have access to information and tools to identify soils that will respond predictably to various soil amelioration techniques and then be able to match the inputs on these areas to optimise profits.

The forum spent some time out in the paddock at soil pits as well as providing plenty of time for discussion in the shed and over lunch.

The forums were aimed at ensuring that farmers have the information and tools to identify soils that will respond predictably to various soil amelioration techniques and then be able to match the inputs on these areas to optimise profits.  The forum will allow plenty of time for sharing grower experiences and peer discussion between growers as well as specialist soil scientists.

The well-attended workshop held by FBG in the Jacup area where many farmers have been conducting their own on-farm trials to investigate various soil constraints.

We thank our hosts for the day, Mark & Mick Lester, as well as Lawson Grains, Gunnadoo. Your support is invaluable.

We also thank GIWA for facilitating the day, the speakers and consultants who travelled out to see us, as well as GRDC and DPIRD.