Healthy Soils

Healthy soils are vital to the long-term sustainability of vegetable farming enterprises. The highly successful vegetable industry healthy soils project, funded through the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Farms program is now complete, with a range of new resources for growers to access.

There is an introductory summary to the Ute Guide of how to use the Ute Guide, with accompanying powerpoint presentations provided.

Project outputs include the:

Healthy Soils Ute Guide

The portable handbook known as the 'Soil Interpretation Ute Guide' will assist vegetable growers across Australia to manage and monitor their soil in an effort to promote and restore soil health for even healthier tasty vegetables.

Free to every vegetable levy paying grower Australia wide, the guide will prove handy to any vegetable grower who has an interest in wanting to understand their soil and know how best to manage their precious soil resources for the long-term. The guide is designed to be carried around in the ute or tractor, will cover the soil types in each vegetable growing region nationally, with pictorial references to assist growers to determine if there is a problem in their soil.

The Healthy Soils Ute Guide is available by contacting AUSVEG on (03) 9822 0388.

Managing for Healthy and Productive Soils Information Sessions

Healthy soil is productive and easy to manage under the intended land use. Healthy soils have chemical, biological and physical properties, that promote the health of plants, animals and humans, and support profitable farming systems and growing economies. This workshop will provide vegetable growers with the latest information on farming and maintaining healthy productive soils.

Soil Health Knowledge Bank

This new resource has information for growers on the latest research, tools and best management practices for healthy soil management.

Click here to access the Soil Health Knowledge Bank.

EnviroVeg Contact

Jordan Brooke-Barnett
AUSVEG Environment Coordinator
Ph: (03) 9822 0388