November 28, 2023

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA), West Vic Dairy and Agriculture Victoria are partnering to host a four-day workshop series in December to help farmers better understand nutrient budgeting and management, including effluent use and storage.

Attendees will receive five free soil tests and two free effluent tests. Results from these tests will be used to create comprehensive nutrient and effluent use plans, including farm maps outlining nutrient status, soil types, management zones and application areas.

Day one and day two of the workshop series will take place on the 12th and 13th of December, with days three and four being hosted in February 2024. All four days will start at 10.00am and end at 2.30pm and be held in Timboon. Further details on the location are yet to be confirmed and will be announced later.

The workshop series is being delivered as part of the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Sustainable Dairies Program.

The Corangamite CMA's Sustainable Dairies program has assisted in improved management of 75 dairy farms across the Corangamite Region, benefitting our soils and waterways.

This program complements the Graz Fert program, tailored for sheep and beef grazing properties currently being delivered by Ag Vic in the Curdies area.

Senior Project Officer – Sustainable Agriculture Sarah Brien said, "The workshop series is a great opportunity for dairy farmers to improve their knowledge around soil health and effluent use. Keeping all the nutrients on the farm helps the environment and can save money for the farmer.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with West Vic Dairy and Agriculture Victoria to deliver this important workshop series for farmers in our region", Ms Brien continued.

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