Digging down under day at St Helen’s Plains
26 September 2018
Growers and advisers in the Horsham region will have the chance to look at what’s happening underneath their crops during a ‘Digging Down Under’ workshop at St Helen’s Plains.
Hosted by Horsham East Ag and Landcare group, this event will include presentations from Agriculture Victoria soils and crop disease specialists and will include soil pit inspections.
A barbecue lunch at Taylors Lake Hall will start the day at 12 noon on Monday 8 October, with presentations commencing at 1pm.
Participants will then travel a short distance to inspect a soil pit at the site of a soil treatment demonstration. Here, Agriculture Victoria soils experts Melissa Cann and Dr Murray Hart will discuss the variation in subsoils.
Ms Cann will also use the soil pit to demonstrate simple tests that growers can use to understand soil constraints and structure.
Dr Hart, a soil research scientist, will inform growers about the yield-limiting effects of subsoil constraints and the latest research into subsoil amelioration.
A local crop walk, accompanied by Agriculture Victoria Grains Pathology Project Officer Luise Sigel, will conclude the day.
Ms Sigel will provide an update on root disease identification and management.
Prior to this workshop, local growers interested in joining the newly-formed Horsham East Landcare group are invited to attend a short meeting at Taylors Lake Hall at 11.30am.
The ‘Digging Down Under’ workshop will cost $15 per person.
This event will start at Taylor’s Lake Hall, 2032 Horsham-Lubeck Rd, St Helen's Plains.
For more details phone Heather Drendel 0427 868 705.
Contact Name: Justine Severin
Contact Number: 0436 674 804
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