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Getting the dirt on soils

Agronomist Dr David Hall was back with all the dirt on soils, nutrients and crop production at a recently held workshop for  Endeavour Valley farmers. 

Coordinated by Cape York NRM under the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants program, a series of workshops and demonstration sites were established in the Endeavour Valley un 2021 to help land managers deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity and improving the condition of natural resource.

Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Katrina Shaw said the workshop drew local farmers and provided a great opportunity to ask direct questions about improving soil fertility, plant nutrition, irrigation & water management, and fertigation systems. 

“This was my first time attending one of David's presentations. I have heard of his significant knowledge in this area and he didn’t disappoint,” she said. 

The workshop, held at the Cooktown CWA hall on September 20, also provided an opportunity for Cape York staff to engage with land managers from the region.

A new booklet was also available, the second in a series written by David and produced by Cape York NRM, which focused on the Key Concepts of Farm Nutrition and Irrigation. 

The workshop was supported by the Australian Government’s Smart Farms, Small Grants program