Can’t identify your soil? Struggling with sediment? This IECA workshop helps you identify and mitigate soil issues to develop effective erosion and sediment control strategies. Sign up today.
Australia has unique soils with properties that can significantly influence erosion hazard and the selection of appropriate drainage, erosion and sediment control strategies and techniques. An understanding of how to identify, manage and mitigate these properties is essential for anyone preparing plans for erosion and sediment control.
The IECA Clods, Sods & Mudpies: Understanding Your Soils workshop will help you gain a hands-on understanding of soil properties; how to assess them, understand them and what implications they have for erosion and sediment control.
This workshop will be presented by Rob Loch and Lyndon McGrath from Landloch Pty Ltd, who have over 50 years’ experience between them in soil survey and land evaluation.
Attendees will gain experience in the hands-on identification of soil physical properties. Yes you will get your hands dirty in this workshop! Soil survey and sampling techniques will also be discussed, as will soil chemical properties such as pH, sodicity and fertility.
Attendees will have the opportunity to observe then analyse intact soil cores. You will learn to identify different soil horizons, soil texture, particle size, structure and seedbed suitability. You will also gain an understanding of how different soil characteristics should affect the choices you make regarding erosion and sediment control.
You will also learn to recognise typical soil and landscape indicators of common soil issues such as dispersion, salinity, poor structure or infertility.
This workshop will provide a valuable learning environment for anyone wanting to enhance their skills and experience in the erosion and sediment control field.
For more information visit www.austieca.com.au or register your attendance HERE