Soils for the Future

Mid Lachlan Landcare is extremely happy to announce that our new project, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, has begun. ‘Soils for the Future’ will be working with local farmers to improve their knowledge and uptake of best practice soil management in dryland cropping systems in the Mid Lachlan Landcare region. It will provide 16 farmers with an individual assessment of their current soil management as well as tailored observations on future actions.

These participants will have input into the content and format of future field days and seminars that will cover progressing environmental outcomes and profitable farming in our region.

Project participants will have access to informed, balanced advice about soil management actions and systems which maximise soil health. Mid Lachlan Landcare members have highlighted the need for informed, balanced discussion and advice about soil health management within cropping systems.

We are very lucky to have secured the services of local Cowra soil scientist Mr Ian Packer as our soil expert and Canowindra local, 2018 Nuffield scholarship recipient, Mr Stuart McDonald as the project facilitator. The project is being managed by a volunteer board who will guide the project and carry out the needs analysis for the region.

‘Soils for the Future’ will be focused on the environmental health of our region through improving soil management on farm while maintaining productive and profitable farms into the future.

Soil Pit Field day ‘Glenbrook’ Canowindra – June 2021

If you would like to find out more about this project please email:-

This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust

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