Project Delivery: Torbay Catchment Group
Contact: Kathi McDonald or Penni Hewett
Website: South Coast NRM Land theme
Start Date: October 2013 End Date: June 2015
Site Location: Three sites around the Torbay catchment area
Site ID: C211
The project aims to improve soil health through improved soil biology and nutrient matching strategies. Three trial sites have been established in the Torbay area to test a range of commercially beneficial soil microbes and assess their ability to increase organic soil carbon, water holding capacity and increase nutrient availability in soil where pasture is grown. It is hoped that improved soil biology will lead to improved pasture growth and will reduce the need for increased fertiliser applications, this in turn will aid in reducing nutrient leaching in to the Torbay Inlet.