KNOWLEDGE: The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will host a soil sediment workshop in Moonford on November 20.
KNOWLEDGE: The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will host a soil sediment workshop in Moonford on November 20.

DAF to host soil sediment workshop and field day

THE Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will host a soil sediment workshop and field day designed to assist growers learn about their soils and find out about tools to help with levelling and erosion prevention.

The centrepiece presentation will be by soil management expert John Day, who will discuss the value of laser levelling, laser versus GPS levelling, contour banks and opportunities for whole farm soil/water planning.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to see earthmoving equipment operating in the field and learn the benefits of earthworks on your farms.

“We all think that we know our farms, but what else can we learn about erosion prevention and whole farm mapping?” event organiser and DAF agronomist Sam Davies said.

“We’ve got a variety of technical experts presenting on the day who will share their knowledge and experience and demonstrate laser levelling, GPS versus laser and whole farm mapping, digital soil water demonstrations and the latest knowledge of contours.

“This will be a great opportunity to have a software developer, reseller, and contractor of earthmoving technology/equipment all together with farmers.

“Growers will be able to meet other grower with similar interests and tap into the resources available on the day.”

The free workshop is on Wednesday from 9am – 3pm at 846 Cania Dam Rd, Moonford.

Lunch and refreshments included.

For more information and to register, contact Sam on 0436 635 719 or email sam.davies@daf.qld.gov.au.


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