Riverine Plains Inc will hold an informal soil pit discussion for farmers at Rand on Thursday 8 February, 2018.
The soil pit session will give local farmers the opportunity to learn more about their local soil type and how this can affect moisture and nutrient movement across the growing season.
The soil pit is located next to the on-farm weather station and soil moisture probe at Rand, which was installed through a project supported by Murray Local Land Services and funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
By looking at the soil pit in conjunction with soil chemistry results, local weather station and soil moisture probe data, farmers can devlop a better understanding of where soil water and nutrients, such as nitrogen, went last season. This in turn can then provide useful information when planning fertiliser programs for the coming season.
The Rand soil pit session will run from 10am–1pm. The soil pit site is located at Roy Hamilton’s property “Bogandillan”, Rand (directions can be downloaded from the 2018 RPI Rand Soil Pit Day Flyer ). Signage and light refreshments will be provided on the day. No RSVP is necessary.
This free event is being held as part of the Linking nutrient movement to soil moisture at weather stations in the Murray Region project.
Information from the Rand weather stations and soil moisture probes, along with the entire Riverine Plains Inc weather station network, is available for free public access via the weather page at riverineplains.org.au.