TOP SOILS PROJECT
- East Gippsland CMA, East Gippsland Landcare Network & Australian Government's NLP2
Research QuestionThe objective of TopSoils is to improve the productive potential of agricultural land and protect the condition of our soil resource, principally by improving soil health and the persistence and quality of ground cover; ultimately improving the Soil Carbon resource. TopSoils is a multi-partner East Gippsland region project that targets extension activities through farmer driven focus groups and demonstration sites.
Research Information & Objectives
What is being done?
Southern Farming Systems is assessing on farm nutrient constraints for pasture and/or crop production through a subtraction or omission fertiliser experiment. Each treatment area receives all the key nutrients being tested except one, to identify what is constraining productivity. Both macro and micro nutrients are being investigated.