Erosion

Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure soil preservation following successive low rainfall seasons

This GRDC funded project aims to develop locally relevant information that will help landholders make informed decisions to manage and re-establish ground cover and reduce soil loss following drought and improve soil preservation.

8 grower case studies from across the southern region are under development to showcase farmer applied strategies for re-stablishing eroded soils.

This digital hub will follow the progress of two farmer paddocks in NSW and Victoria, over 18 months with soil aggregation, ground cover and biomass assessments captured as indicators of the success of treatments.

NSW
This farm is located northwest of Wentworth, with very low rainfall and high kangaroo pressure during drought.

Victoria
This farm is located west of Merbein South in the Millewa.


Erosion Risk

Paddock measurements in Autumn and Summer 2021 have helped identify the erosion risk at this site based on dry aggregates and groundcover percentages.


All Erosion Updates

Erosion Victoria, December 2021

Second visit during the 2021 Summer season to reassess the Victorian site locations from Autumn. Monitoring erosion risk based on dry aggregates and groundcover percentages. This farm is located west of Merbein South in the Millewa. Acknowledgments This project “Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure soil preservation following successive low rainfall seasons” (MSF2010-002SAX) …

Erosion New South Wales, December 2021

Second visit during the 2021 Summer season to reassess the New South Wales site locations from Autumn. Monitoring erosion risk based on dry aggregates and groundcover percentages. This farm is located northwest of Wentworth, with very low rainfall and high kangaroo pressure during drought. Acknowledgments This project “Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure …

Erosion New South Wales, March 2021

Initial visit during the 2021 Autumn season to assess the New South Wales site locations. Monitoring erosion risk based on dry aggregates and groundcover percentages. This farm is located northwest of Wentworth, with very low rainfall and high kangaroo pressure during drought. Acknowledgments This project “Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure soil preservation …

Erosion Victoria, March 2021

Initial visit during the 2021 Autumn season to assess the Victorian site locations. Monitoring erosion risk based on dry aggregates and groundcover percentages. This farm is located west of Merbein South in the Millewa. Acknowledgments This project “Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure soil preservation following successive low rainfall seasons” (MSF2010-002SAX) has been …

Acknowledgments

This project “Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure soil preservation following successive low rainfall seasons” (MSF2010-002SAX) has been funded by GRDC.

Thank you to our landholder collaborators Ben Pollard, NSW, and Chris Hunt, VIC, for their time and input.