Saving soil during drought
This project is delivered through the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, supported by Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
Drought can have a devastating impact on livestock production systems and on farm natural assets, particularly soils.
Soils that are exposed due to loss of groundcover often become dry and powdery, making them vulnerable to wind and water erosion. The impact of this is seen through dust storms and severe soil erosion, which can impact significantly on water quality and cause major sediment build up.
Appropriate management of livestock during drought is critical for pasture persistence and the resilience capacity of soils, vegetation and farming enterprises.
This project demonstrates best practice application of Stock Containment Areas (SCAs), supported by a comprehensive suite of tools, materials and information across southern NSW, to provide producers with knowledge and confidence to adopt SCAs for maximum benefit.
For further information, please email Livestock Project Officer Sophie Hanna at email@example.com