Saving our soils during drought

Saving our soils during drought

Project Funder: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – Future Drought Fund

Project Lead Organisation/Researcher: NSW Local Land Services, Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, Charles Sturt University

Project Durations: 2022-24

Aim

This project demonstrates and educates farmers about the use of Stock Management Areas (SMA) as a drought resilience strategy. This practice aims to improve drought resilience by maintaining groundcover across rested paddocks, so recovery from drought is quicker.

 

Background

The project includes practical hands-on training, case studies, 20 field visits across 6 demonstration sites, 20 workshops, expert modelling and follow up support, provided to at least 400 farmers in Southern NSW. 

Partnership

The project is a partnership between Local Land Services, CWFS, Holbrook Landcare, FarmLink, Riverine Plains, Soils Knowledge Network, Irrigated Cropping Council, Charles Sturt University and the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.