To fertilise or not to fertilse, that is the question
THE question of whether or not to fertilise grazing land will be addressed at the Burnett Mary Regional Group's field day near Proston on Monday.
The results of small trials run on 10 properties in the district as part of the Better Catchments project will be revealed on the day.
Damien O'Sullivan from Grazing Solutions will present at the field day and said participants would be able to review results from trials that used lime and fertiliser on scrub and granite soils.
"The trials included native and sown pastures with some results different to what was expected," he said.
"We will be discussing how to weigh up if it is worth applying soil amendments or not.
"The field day is being held on one of the properties from the trial so participants will be able to see firsthand some of the responses to the fertiliser and lime use."
BMRG project officer Ann McKenzie said the field day would include discussions about how graziers could link with other projects including property planning and grazing best management planning.
This field day will be supported by BMRG through funding from the National Landcare Program. People interested in attending should phone Ann McKenzie on 4169 0720.