Soil health is one of the most important assets on your farm and needs to be managed well in order to maintain healthy crops and pastures.
The following videos have been produced to support Soil Health Training occurring in the Wet Tropics, including Terrain's Digging Deeper Plus program.
1.Soil Health in the Wet Tropics
Presented by agricultural ecologist David Hardwick, this video provides an overview of soil health in the Wet Tropics and explains how the physical, chemical and biological components of your soil need to be in balance.
2. Soil Biology: The Life in your Topsoil
This video talks about soil biology, what it is, what organisms are living in your soil and why soil biology is so important to your farm.
3. Soil Organic Matter
Organic matter is one of the most important parts of your soil and without it plants struggle to grow. This video talks about what it is, how to assess it on your farm and how to improve it.
4. Managing Nitrogen
Nitrogen fertiliser is important for crop yields but managing your use of nitrogen effectively can be a challenge. This video provides some tips on how to manage nitrogen well.
5. Soil Acidity
The high rainfall in the Wet Tropics encourages acidification of the soil, which is problematic for plants. This video talks about soil acidity, how to monitor it and what to do about it if its a problem on your farm.
6. Soil Structure
Good soil structure is important for healthy plant growth. This video shows what good soil structure is, what its benefits are and how to improve soil structure on your farm.