|Description:||This course assists farmers and land managers to assess natural resources, to better match land use to land capability and to balance production, profit and sustainability.|
TBA, includes LANDSCAN™ manual and the booklet Management of Profitable and Sustainable Pastures.
|Length:||5 half days and 1 full day session over 4-6 months.|
|Course program/structure:||Session 1: Understanding landscapes and land capabilities
Session 2: Understanding soils and soil sampling
Session 3: Interpreting soil test results
Session 4: Sustainability and productivity
Session 5: Tools and strategies
Session 6: Making decisions
|Resources and method of delivery:||
Participants will receive a 90 page manual and the pasture management booklet 'Management of Profitable and Sustainable Pastures'.
This course is delivered on farms and includes many outdoor practical activities such as identifying landscape features, trees and pasture species.
Participants will need to collect soil samples from at least two paddocks and pay for their own soil tests through a NATA accredited laboratory. A discount rate has been negotiated for course participants. Soil sampling equipment is available to participants to collect their soil samples.
This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:
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Other dates and locations are available on demand.
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The LANDSCAN course was extremely beneficial for our enterprise
- Greg Kuchel, 'Massadon'
Through the LANDSCAN course, we've found new ways to better utilise our fertiliser.
-Matt Pearce, 'Muronga'
Hunter Local Land Services is partnering in the promotion and delivery of this course.