Cropping

Soil pit sessions to visit Bungeet and Miepoll

by
February 01, 2018

Soil pit sessions, run by the Riverine Plains, will be held at Bungeet and Miepoll near recently installed weather stations in those towns.

Riverine Plains will hold informal soil pit discussions at Bungeet and Miepoll on Tuesday, February 6. 
 
The group's research and extension officer Dr Cassandra Schefe explained that the soil pit sessions provide an opportunity for local farmers to learn more about their local soil characteristics and how this relates to moisture and nutrient movement through the growing season.   
 
"In 2017, Riverine Plains installed on-farm weather stations with soil moisture probes at Bungeet and Miepoll, through a project funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program," she said.

"The soil pits we will be looking at have been established next to these weather station sites, and will provide extra data and context for the day."
 
"By looking at the soils pits, the 2017 soil test results, as well as the local weather and soil moisture probe data, we can a put together a story about soil water movement and where nutrients, such as nitrogen, went last season.

"This in turn can also provide us with useful planning information for the 2018 season," Dr Schefe said.

The first session begins at 10am at Bungeet, with the soil pit site located to the north of 320 Devenish-Wangaratta Road, Bungeet West.

The second session commences at 2pm at Carters Rd, Miepoll, with the soil pit located between Arcadia Two Chain Road and the Euroa-Shepparton Rd.
 
To register, or for more information, please contact Cassandra Schefe at Riverine Plains on 5744 1713, via email: cassandra@riverineplains.org.au, or by visiting: riverineplains.org.au
 

By
More in Rural
Login Sign Up

Dummy text