Making sense of soil tests workshop

Soil tests are a very useful tool to understand soil chemistry and can help guide soil health and nutrient management on your farm or rural property. However, it can be tricky to understand and interpret the results.

3 June 2022


LOCAL Land Services will be conducting a one day workshop, with soils expert, David Hardwick from 'Soil Land Food' to give an introduction to understanding soil tests. Participants will learn how to make sense of their soil test results and how to identify soil constraints and key nutrient issues. The workshop will provide a greater understanding about soil tests when getting agronomic advice.


The workshop will explore:


  • Organic Matter/Carbon


  • Soil pH


  • Key nutrients in Cation Exchange Capacity, phosphorus and sulfur


  • Soil constraints such as salinity, acidity etc.


  • Options to improve soil fertility


Attendees will need to bring soil test results from their property to the workshop. You may already have recent results of a soil test or you may choose to test your soil. If you do, make sure you give yourself enough time to get these soil test results back before the start of the workshop.




Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: Mangrove Mountain, Central Coast




  • LLS requires all attendees to be double-vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be asked for evidence of vaccination or a medical exemption when you arrive on the day.


  • Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell or have COVID-like symptoms.


Cost is free but registration is essential. Lunch will be provided on the day. Therefore for catering purposes, please register each person separately.


This event will be delivered in compliance with COVID19 safety guidelines.


This project is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

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