Raising awareness of the benefits of maintaining microbes in our soil
WICC recently ran a workshop at West Cape Howe Winery titled Raising Awareness of the Importance of Microbes in our Soils. The workshop was attended by 35 landholders from throughout the catchment. Dr Ash Martin from Microbiology Laboratories in Adelaide presented on the role that microbes play in nutrient recycling and fighting disease. Many of the attended were fascinated to hear that nearly all of the nutrients required by our plants can be sourced for nutrients that the microbes recycle themselves, drastically reducing the need for manufactured NPK fertilisers. This saves us money, time and our precious waterways. Everyone can win.
WICC is running a subsidised microbe testing and analysis trial over the next two years throughout the catchment. Participants will be able to test and analyse the microbes on their property twice a year over two years. They will trial a 'biologically friendly' farming practice and compare it to their 'traditional' practices to determine what works best for them. Details of the subsidy and the criteria for the program are currently being drafted.
In the meantime, if you are interested in taking part in the subsidised trials on your property and live within the Wilson Inlet Catchment, we would love to hear from you. Please complete the Registration of Interest Form below and one of our friendly project officers will get in touch..