Pasture Soil Health & Plant Identification Workshop

Saturday 5 June 8.30am – 2.30pm

Learn how to interpret your own soil tests for your property’s pasture nutrition requirements, and also learn to identify pasture plants including grasses, legumes, forbs, significant weeds and carry out a pasture condition assessment.

8.30am cuppa for a 9am start

Workshop by Graeme Elphinstone & Brad Wedlock

  • All about soil health for sub-tropical pasture systems
  • Building pasture resilience through regenerative grazing practices
  • How to interpret your pasture soil analysis tests (note: bring your own soil test results!)

12 noon lunch

1pm: Field walk in a sown pasture paddock

  • Pasture plant identification and pasture condition assessment
  • Inspect soil profiles – get down & dirty – texture, structure, organic matter etc.

2.30pm close – stick around to chat with Country Noosa representatives.

Bring your hat, water and sturdy shoes.

Bring a comfortable folding chair.

Lunch & refreshments provided at no cost.

This workshop is an initiative by Country Noosa, Noosa Landcare and Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee, supported by Noosa Council.

The property:

Originally a semi cleared dairy farm, later converted to beef. Managed holistically for some 20 years but somewhat let go in the past 6 years. Situated on a unique geology called Pomona-beds, it has Setaria dominated tropical pasture.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.