Building Resilient Agricultural Systems on Kangaroo Island

2021

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2021
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) Bolwell property, Kangaroo Island, SA
Bussenschutt property, Kangaroo Island, SA
Seddon, SA
Wheaton, Kangaroo Island, SA
Building Resilient Agricultural Systems on Kangaroo Island locations
Aims

to explore how biological approaches to restoring soil health and holistic grazing practices lead to improved soil health, increased soil carbon, increased soil water holding capacity, improved plant health, improved production, increased on farm diversity and a reduced need for synthetic inputs.

Key messages

Soil physical health assessments have been carried out, in line with the Integrity Soils process, which measures several soil and plant health indicators along with recording photographic records of the sites. Soil biological health has been monitored using laboratory testing from Microbe Labs. Soil mineral analysis has been undertaken on each site with samples analysed by Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL). This data completes the whole picture of soil health and is viewed alongside soil physical and biological health indicators.

Please see attached report for results. 

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This project has been funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Preparation
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unknown

Bolwell property, Kangaroo Island 2021

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Bussenschutt property, Kangaroo Island 2021

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Seddon 2021

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Wheaton, Kangaroo Island 2021

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Bolwell property, Kangaroo Island, SA Not specified
Bussenschutt property, Kangaroo Island, SA Not specified
Seddon, SA Not specified
Wheaton, Kangaroo Island, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Bolwell property, Kangaroo Island, SA
Bussenschutt property, Kangaroo Island, SA
Seddon, SA Chromosol
Wheaton, Kangaroo Island, SA Sodosol
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Bolwell property, Kangaroo Island SA

Bussenschutt property, Kangaroo Island SA

Seddon SA

Wheaton, Kangaroo Island SA

Bolwell property, Kangaroo Island SA

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Bussenschutt property, Kangaroo Island SA

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Seddon SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Wheaton, Kangaroo Island SA

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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2021 trial report



Trial last modified: 15-12-2021 09:56am AEST