Winter Wet Soils in Western Victoria: Options for the Dairy Industry

Title

Winter Wet Soils in Western Victoria: Options for the Dairy Industry

Description

This report identifies knowledge gaps and possible barriers to improving wet soil management and indicates the areas of research and extension required in the Western Victorian dairy industry. The scope of this report was to review available literature, from within Australia and overseas, relating to management of wet soils used for pasture production and to develop a number of possible options for the WestVic Dairy R & D committee to consider.

Author

MacEwan, R.;

Keywords dairy, waterlogging, pasture production, soil quality, soil drainage
URL http://vro.depi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/glenregn.nsf/pages/glenelg_wet_soil_management_docs/$FILE/WestVic...
Abstract

This report has been prepared under a consultancy agreement between WcstVic Dairy Research and Development Committee and the University of Ballarat. The project was instigated under the general topic of 'wet soil management options for dairy farms in South West Victoria" which is defined as a priority in the Western Victorian Dairyr Industry Development Program (Mason & Lcmcrlc, 1994). The scope of this report is to review' existing information and develop a number of possible options for the WcstVic Dairy R & D committee to consider. One or a number of options will then be developed into a full proposal for submission to Daily Research and Development Corporation (DRDC) for funding.

Publish Date 1st February 1998