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Department of Primary Industries:
Local Soil Guide Produced

Everything you need to know about the soils of the Bairnsdale and Dargo regions can be found in a simple guide now available in draft form.

By Department of Primary Industries - 23rd April 2003 - Back to News

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Everything you need to know about the soils of the Bairnsdale and Dargo regions can be found in a simple guide now available in draft form.

Soil Scientist Ian Sargeant has produced a map of 18 major land systems on the 22,000 hectares of freehold land from Stratford to Lakes Entrance and north to the Mitchell River National Park, including Dargo.

Ian combined information from a 1992 Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands survey and his own field observations to produce the map and supporting documentation.

The booklet contains geological and geomorphological information on the local area and gives detailed explanations of each land system with soil descriptions and soil chemistry. There is also a section on interpreting soil tests.

The guide also contains lists of native trees and shrubs of the Bairnsdale area and a list of weeds which have to be controlled legally.

A draft of the booklet, "Sustainable Soil Management: A reference to the major agricultural soils of the Bairnsdale region," is now available to landholders to review and comment on. A follow up meeting will be held to discuss your suggested changes. If you would like to be involved please contact Julianne Sargant, Catchment Manager Officer, at the DPI Calvert Street office in Bairnsdale, on 5152 0628.


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