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Soil health workshop – improving your farm productivity

Landholders and farmers wanting to gain a better understanding of their soil to improve farm productivity are invited to a workshop in a variety of locations on 14, 15 and 17 October 2015.

Greater Sydney Local Land Services is inviting landholders and farmers to learn about the key features of soil, including chemical, physical and biological aspects at a workshop where they will develop a better understanding of how to tackle soil issues and improve soil health and fertility on their property.

The workshop will also include a practical how-to session on the use of soil testing to provide landholders and farmers with a hands-on look at the role soil testing plays when managing their property.

The workshop will be conducted by agricultural ecologist David Hardwick.  Mr Hardwick said "Soil is regarded as the foundation of every farmer's livelihood, whether they grow fruit and vegetables or manage livestock, it is important for landholders to develop a greater understanding of their soil."

"Participating in a role play activity called 'Day in the life of soil' to help landholders better understand the soil ecosystem and processes will be used to help participants experience what it's like for our soil" said Mr Hardwick.

The workshop will be held:

Central Coast - Wednesday 14 October

Richmond - Thursday 15 October 

Duffys Forest - Saturday 17 October

Bookings are essential. Please register online or contact:
Maree Whelan, Local Land Services officer
Phone: 4352 5104
Email: maree.whelan@lls.nsw.gov.au

This project is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.