POSITIVE RESULTS FOR SOIL PITS & KITS WORKSHOP - COOKAMIDGERA
I was fortunate to be part of the Soil Pits and Kits Workshop at Cookamidgera on Friday (23/6/2017). All participants came away from the workshop with a wealth of knowledge. Nothing beats getting hands on with soil. You can read until the cows come home, but unless you are handling the soil and talking about it, you just don’t benefit fully from the information until you get your hands dirty.
We were fortunate to have a wealth of knowledge in Ian Packer, with support from Stephen Pereira from Central West Local Land Services, who work like a well-oiled machine.
As well as learning how to interpret the numbers fed back from soil samples, attendees came away with a fantastic resource folder with just clear information on soil acidity, salinity, determining soil texture, pH, slaking and dispersion.
Do you know how to read your soil test results or are you relying on someone to interpret them for you?
We are pursuing further soil workshops in the future to help increase the knowledge of our communities and empower individuals to make informed decisions on their patch. The benefit of going to a workshop as opposed to just reading over the internet is that you also benefit from the insight of other participants as well.