Turning sand into fertile soil for healthy, productive stock

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Hosted by David Clayfield of Clover Estate, this Field Day demonstrated how biological soil conditioners, foliar fertilisers and reduced chemical inputs have resulted in increased stock production, reduced irrigation requirements, sands turned into dark, healthy soils and substantial increases in soil organic carbon levels.

  • PROGRAM: Presentations included:
    David Clayfield - property owner
    Walter Jehne - the Soils for Life soil microbiologist discussed trends in soil health and farm viability, research outcomes on soil health and enterprise profit and examples of innovation in soil management
    Megan Beck - Agronomist at Elders Mt Gambier, presented on pasture management to promote mineral density
    Megan Boote - Penola based Field Consultant from LawrieCo

Read a short summary of the day, the Stock Journal article on Walter Jehne's presentation, Spotlight on Soil Heath and the Clover Estate case study, Turning sand into fertile soil using applied soil science, to learn more about the incredible results David has achieved on his property.

This event was sponsored by:

Sponsors - LawrieCo, Landmark, Millicent Farm Supplies, MG Trading, Elders, AIRR