Saving Our Soils During Drought

Saving Our Soils During Drought demonstrates and educates farmers about the use of stock management areas as a drought resilience strategy.

This practice aims to improve drought resilience by maintaining groundcover across rested paddocks, so recovery from drought is quicker.

The project includes:

  • Practical, hands-on training, case studies.
  • 20 field visits across six demonstration sites.
  • 20 workshops, expert modelling and follow up support.
  • At least 400 farmers in Southern NSW.

Lead: Local Land Services

Collaborating partners: Holbrook Landcare, FarmLink, CWFS, Riverine Plains, Peter Walker – Soils Knowledge Network, Irrigated Cropping Council

Funder: The Future Drought Fund's Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Program


Final report - Saving Our Soils - Groundcover trigger points for pasture resilience during drought