SOIL DEGRADATION & REMEDIATION
Across the Fenceline / Soil Moisture Probes
Real-time soil water measurements for improved crop management
What began as a joint initiative between HMLG, CSIRO and GRDC continues to provides local growers with real-time plant-available water measurements from soil moisture probes installed across the Harden district.
Taking Action on Subsoil Acidity in Harden Shire
HMLG were one of the first landcare groups in Australia to identify soil acidity as a limiting factor to productivity, and begin soil testing to understand its distribution. Because of this work, soil sampling and testing has now become standard practice in land management today.
Alternative fertilisers for improved native pasture production in the NSW Southern Tablelands
During sustained periods of drought, landholders have come to appreciate the quality and persistence of native grasses under stress compared to non-native pasture species.
Cereal Stubble Management
Alternative Strategies for Managing Cereal Stubble
HMLG led a long-term study to investigate improved methods of cereal stubble management. This project formed part of a larger study of stubble management in the Murrumbidgee Catchment.
Community Stream Monitoring Program
Investigating sources of salt in the Jugiong Creek Catchment
HMLG together with the Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) developed a project to assess landscape salt-stores in the Jugiong Creek Catchment.
Getting to the root cause of subclover decline in NSW
Local farmers had observed that pasture legumes were not thriving in NSW pastures like they used to. HMLG together with six other landcare groups, designed and implemented a study to investigate the issue.