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Improve your on farm water security

Improve your on farm water security

How long since your dam over flowed? Is water security limiting your farm production? Are you making the on farm decisions or is the climate?

A team of speakers will endeavour to answer these questions and more at upcoming filed days in Gumble and Grenfell in May. A structured whole farm approach to water supply will enable land managers to maintain stock levels and profitability.

Central Tablelands and Central West Local Land Services (LLS) are hosting the events which will address on farm water security. The days are focused on farm water security addressing strategies to better capture and store water on farm.

Topics that will be discussed on the day will include

  • initiatives to increase water quality and quantity,
  • reassessing the design of your dam,
  •  incorporating water efficient strategies

A diverse line up of speakers will look at regional factors that affect how you can improve the water security on your farm.

  • David Mitchell from NSW DPI will look at interaction of soil and water.
  • Phil Cranney from Central Tablelands LLS will look at ground cover options including stock management areas.
  • Dominic Nowlan from Central West LLS will provide insight into the old process for dam design and new options to improve your old dam performance.
  • Casey Proctor will look at a whole of farm approach to water management.
  • Jeremy Elms from Workcover will be available to discuss dam safety and Workcovers current funding and initiatives.

The field days will be held at "Bellevue", Gumble on the 19th May and "Springvale", Grenfell on the 21st May.

For more information call Casey Proctor at Central Tablelands LLS on 0429 110072 or Dominic Nowlan at Central West LLS on 63491202.

Media contact: Kylie Krause 0439 608370 | kylie.krause@lls.nsw.gov.au