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Grazing Management - with Judi Earl Central Coast

When

20th Apr 2018

Where

Kulnura Memorial Hall - Cnr Greta Rd and George Downes Drive
Kulnura

Contact

Maree Whelan maree.whelan@lls.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 4355 8201

Details

The objective of this very popular workshop is to increase the health and productivity of grazing enterprises through changes in pasture and grazing management. Increased pasture growth allows for greater stocking rates without taking many risks. Participants learn simple, quick and effective ways to monitor pasture and how to use this information to improve their grazing business.
Topics covered during the program include:

  • a description of the features of perennial grass growth
  • why grazing management is so crucial to soil health and pasture productivity
  • how grazing effects plant roots the importance of plant roots to increasing soil health including  structure, water infiltration, soil biology, carbon and nutrient cycling
  • introduce The Pasture Checklist - a simple and effective pasture monitoring tool
  • how to estimate pasture herbage mass

Register via our online form

About Judi Earl

Judi Earl is a partner in the consultancy Agricultural Information and Monitoring Services (AIMS) and a Holistic Management™ educator who undertook the early Australian research into improving native pastures through planned grazing.

She owns and manages a NSW Northern Tablelands grazing property ‘Glen Orton’ which she uses to demonstrate how grazing in tune with natural cycles can improve the pasture, soils and production. Judi has extensive experience working with graziers to improve their pasture and grazing management.

This event is being run in partnership with Hawkesbury Landcare Network with funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.