Seabird Guano Promotion at The YP Field Days
Soil Management Systems attended the York Peninsula Field Days at Paskeville September 24th, 25th and 26th and enjoyed discussing our Seabird Guano and Ammonium Sulphate products. These Field Days are the oldest Field Days within South Australia and have been held biennial since 1894.
A very timely rain event just before the York Peninsula Field Days was welcome and needed to boost confidence in what is once again a well-below average rainfall season. Confidence was boosted by the rain and the weather for the field days was perfect.
Soil Management Systems was again in attendance at their site and again it was a very busy three days for us. There is increasing interest and movement by farmers to better understand their soils and to improve the health of their soils. Over the years, Soil Management Systems has spoken and presented on the topic of Subtle Soil Degradation in Modern Farming Systems; that is, the declining ability of soils to mineralise nutrients to the plant, a phenomenon that is compounded yearly but unnoticed by the farmer or their advisers. Research data and evidence is presented to confirm this undiagnosed degradation problem, which got the attention of those farmers who visited us at the field days.
Here at Soil Management Systems, we have been advocating soil health since our inception 24 years ago, encouraging farmers to begin with a comprehensive soil analysis to remediate, balance and fertilise their soils, while encouraging diversity in their cropping and pasture systems. The momentum that is building among farmers in all states now terms this as Regenerative agriculture, but it must first start with soil mineral balance using soil friendly fertilisers such as our mineral rich SMS Guano. Farmers should consider all their inputs and their effect on soil biology. It is the diversity of active soil biology that will build soil carbon and regenerate soils and agricultural systems.
We Can Help Improve Your Soil Health
At the biannual soil carbon conference in August at Albury this year, attended by 400 farmers, Soil Management Systems was presented with the ‘Cutting Edge Agronomist’ Award for their work in identifying the problems with modern farming systems, and encouraging a lower cost, more productive and more satisfying farming system. After all, soil is the foundation of every farming enterprise.
It was great to see the interest and enquiry from farmers at the field days this year. If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
For more information, visit The YP Field Days.
To learn more detailed information about Guano, see some Independent Research Data that explains performance in Alkaline and Acid Soils