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Williams Success for Gravel Soils Field Day

14 Sep 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join leading researchers in Williams to learn about cutting edge options for managing gravel soil constraints.

Presentation topics:

Location: Shed

  • Challenges of farming white gum gravels
  • Crop performance and financial returns from ameliorating gravel soils
  • Improving productivity on ironstone gravel soils
  • Can soil amelioration improve soilborne disease issues in gravel soils?
  • Monitoring soil biological health using free living nematodes
  • Post amelioration – what happened to the weed seeds and how do we manage them?

Location: In the field

  • How long do the buried seeds last?
  • Soilborne diseases and nematode pests common to gravel soils – diagnosis and management
  • Options for managing gravel soil constraints
  • Crop rotation in gravel soils

Catering/food allergies:

  • Coffee van serving free tea and coffee from 8.30am
  • Complimentary morning tea and lunch will be provided by Live Local Love Local.
  • Please email if you have any dietary requirements.

Biosecurity recommendations:

  • Please wear enclosed shoes (foot baths will be required before entering paddock)
  • As a courtesy to the farm owner, please ensure vehicles that will enter the property are cleaned before attendance.


Mark Fowler’s Property – Yarrabin Farm

Turn right onto Westmere Road (approx. 13.5km north of Williams) and follow signage to Yarrabin Farm.

Please arrive at 9am.


DPIRD Sarah Collins
0404 488 113