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Rylstone producers learn about soil and pasture health

Landholders in the Rylstone area have the opportunity to learn more about their soil and pasture health at a workshop to be held Friday 13 March.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services are running this popular workshop which increases attendee's knowledge on the importance of soil testing. The day will start at 10.30am and finish with lunch.

The workshop consists of two half days, 5 to 6 weeks apart. The first day participants receive information on the factors that effect soil health, including the physical nature of the soil and some simple tests.

Attendees will receive soil sampling gear to take home and take two soil samples to be sent to soil testing laboratory. The second day is based on what the numbers mean on their soil tests, including for monitoring and soil ameliorants.

"Landholders will have a greater understanding of soil health in particular soil chemistry and how it impacts on pasture health" said organiser and presenter Clare Edwards, Pastures Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services, based in Mudgee.

"This popular workshop has limited places and landholders need to RSVP. Attendees are asked to bring two ice cream container size soil samples from two areas on their property. These will be used for some simple tests and the groups understanding of different soils in the area."

For further information and to register please call the Mudgee office on 6378 7100 or Clare Edwards on 0428 435 615 or by email clare.edwards@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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