Innovative Soil Research.

Projects are a core aspect of the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan’s mission to promote sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation in the Upper South East region.

The CTLAP has successfully delivered a range of projects, including on-ground improvements, technical support, and community engagement activities, which have produced positive outcomes for primary producers, community groups, schools, and public land managers. By providing financial incentives and technical support to land managers, the CTLAP aims to promote sustainable land management practices that benefit both the environment and the community.

The CTLAP’s commitment to delivering successful projects has made it a recognized body working in the NRM space in the region.

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This case study explores how compost application affects soil fertility and biomass production after clay spreading.

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This case study explores the effectiveness of deep ripping and nutrition on soil fertility and biomass production.

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This case study explores the effectiveness of deep ripping, soil mixing and nutrition on fodder growth.

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Coorong Region

Improved grazing production on non-wetting sands

The objective of the project is to test a series of soil treatments and improve participating producers and the broader industry understanding of viable soil amelioration practices and options for improving feed and livestock production potential on sandy soils.

Coorong Region

Soil acidity and treatment in the Coorong and Tatiara Districts

The acidity in soil case study investigates the impact of soil pH levels on crop productivity and explores strategies for soil amendment and pH management to enhance agricultural yields.

Coorong Region

Soil Carbon Projects

The suite of soil carbon projects was initiated to improve farmers understanding of soil carbon stocks across the Coorong and Tatiara region. Soil sampling sites were targeted to demonstrate the variability of soil carbon stocks across the landscape, between paddocks and within paddocks, and the impacts that varying management may have on the soil carbon stocks. The links between management and on-farm carbon accounting were also explored.

Coorong AND TATIARA RegionS

Optimising soil health and water use on sandy soils

The project was developed to optimise soil health and water use on sandy soils across the Coorong and Tatiara District council regions by improving farmer knowledge and skills in managing water repellence and maximising pasture production through the use of on-farm demonstrations.