The  Soilkee Demonstration field day was held at the property of Ron and Carmen Barnacle on April 21st 2017. Attendees braved the weather to see the Soilkee Renovator in action. The landholder, Ron Barnacle spoke on the history of the property including his and his wife Carmen’s philosophy of sustainable farm management. As it wasn’t raining too much we went on a walk into the paddocks.  Neils Olsen, the inventor and manufacturer of the SoilKee introduced the mechanics of the pasture renovator and demonstrated its use in. Our agronomist, Chris Alenson facilitated a field discussion in two paddocks, one treated and one untreated.  He included an explanation of his rapid soil assessment method, soil test comparison and feed test comparison on the treated and untreated paddock.

Field Day notes downloadable PDF here; soilkee field day notes.pdf

 

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and meet. The South Gippsland Landcare Network stretches from Mt Best to Mt Lyal, and along the prom coast. It’s made up of 16 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria. We’re proud to work across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share. As a network, we’re a diverse group – made up of primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts. This page is part of our community, so we welcome feedback and input from anyone who’s interested in having a voice here.

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