About Land Health
The Land Health Program works with dryland farmers across Victoria to improve the productivity, quality and health of their land and protect adjacent natural assets such as waterways.
Land Health is delivered by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) with partners including Catchment Management Authorities, Landcare, the Federal Government, industry organisations and agricultural education institutions.
The Land Health Program offers training, advice and information to dryland farmers and rural service providers, in the areas of:
- Farm planning
- Productive soils
- Farm water
- Grazing and pasture management
- Sustainable cropping
- Soil conservation (preventing and managing land degradation caused by salinity, erosion or acidity)
How we can help
Land Health staff can help farmers to :
- Improve the productivity, condition and management of soils
- Improve grazing, pasture and cropping management practices including better use of nutrients
- Use water more efficiently, improve capture and storage, undertake a water budget and understand water quality issues
- Manage land according to its capability
- Minimise the impact of wind and water erosion, dryland salinity, soil acidification and remediate degraded land
- Make more informed business decisions
To find Land Health courses and events in your area, view our calendar.
For more information about the Land Health Program in your region, please contact:
Barwon South West