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VEGETATION AND WATERWAYS INFORMATION

NEW LANDHOLDER INFORMATION

SOIL INFORMATION

PASTURE MANAGEMENT

SMALL SCALE BEEF AND SHEEP FARMING

 

SGLN CONTRACTOR LIST
A list of weed control, planting and environmental service contractors in South Gippsland. Updated March 2016.

 

SGLN MEMBER CASE STUDIES

HEALTHY SOIL MEANS PRODUCTION INCREASES

Landholder: Ray Boys
Landcare Group: Poowong Landcare Group
Participating Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship, MW Stream Frontage

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IMPROVING ON-FARM MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

Landholder: Jeremy Rich
Landcare Group: Tarwin Landcare Group
Participating Program/s: Cape Liptrap to Bunurong Biolink Program

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IMPROVING FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY THROUGH PLANTING TREES

Landholder: Jake Follet
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship
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IMPROVING SOIL BIOLOGY AND INCREASED MILK PRODUCTION

Landholder: The Cope Family
Landcare Group: Fish Creek Landcare Group
Program/s: Cape Liptrap to Bunruong Biolink Project (poster funded through Targeted Land Stewardship)
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THE BENEFITS OF CREATING SHELTER BELTS IN STEEP COUNTRY

Landholder: Ron Barnacle
Landcare Group: Loch/Nyora Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship Program, MW Stream Frontage

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IFARM COMPUTER MAPPING INCREASED OUR EFFICIENCY

Landholder: Chris Johnson and Joe Seawright
Landcare Group: Mt Lyall Landcare Group
Program/s: Targeted Land Stewardship, MW Stream Frontage Program

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HEALTHY SOILS PROJECT

EXTENDED GRAZING ON SOIL HEALTH IN THE ARAWATA AREA

This property was chosen for a case study as a demonstration of how extended or cell grazing can aid in the retention of nutrients on a farm. With no additional inputs over more than 10 years of grazing, the levels of P, K, N and carbon (organic matter) are still adequate.

In extended grazing a farm is divided up into many small paddocks (or as in this case, a number of paddocks divided by electric fencing into smaller ‘cells’) Moves are based on the growth rate of the pasture and the plants requirement for rest and regrowth. The cell size is determined so the herd grazes the pasture down to a desirable level in one to two days. The dog stands under the single wire fence separating today’s grazing cell from area the cattle will get access to tonight.
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IMPROVING SOIL AND PASTURE HEALTH BU USING BIOLOGICAL CULTURES

Hall property, Foster

This demonstration seeks to see if soil and pasture can be improved by adding a culture of soil biology agents to a paddock using the Petrik biological farming system.

It is hoped that the addition of biological cultures will Speed up the formation of humic compounds in the soil, improve soil structure, Improve root penetration Improve pasture resilience.  By improving the soil

The growth of desirable pasture species, such as rye grass and clover should be facilitated.
The growth of species such as cocksfoot should be enhanced making it more palatable to stock.

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