Key Resources


Reference:
Soil Erosion Solution Factsheets 1 - 7
Agency:
Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Contact:
PO Box 618, Grafton, NSW, 2460
02 6642 0622
northern@cma.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

Discusses types and indicators of erosion, groundcover and management of roads and tracks, and monitoring and planning your erosion project.
 

Download:

Soil Erosion Solution:
     - Types of erosion (PDF 216KB)
     - Indicators of erosion (PDF 1.4MB)
     - Monitoring Erosion (PDF 1.2MB)
     - Groundcover (PDF 268KB)
     - Gully erosion (PDF 678KB)
     - Roads and Tracks (PDF 2.6MB)
     - Planning your erosion project (PDF 302KB)
 

Website
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
/resources/soils/erosion

 


Reference :
An Introduction to Acid Sulfate Soils (June 2000)
Agency:
Department Of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Contact :
GPO Box 787, Canberra, ACT, 2601
02 6274 1111
www.environment.gov.au
Comment:

Comprehensive overview of acid sulfate soils, including identification, impacts and management.
 

Download:
 

An Introduction to Acid Sulfate Soils (1.17MB)

Website:

http://www.environment.gov.au/archive
/coasts/cass/booklet.html

 

  
   
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Local Council
 
 
 

Save Soil

Reference :
Saving Soil - a landholders guide to preventing and repairing soil erosion (2010)
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries - Agriculture
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
Comment:

This guide brings together current information from a variety of sources that will provide the reader with a useful resource to: understand techniques to prevent and remedy erosion, apply these techniques to their landscape and soil type, integrate erosion control in their routine land management, fix minor erosion problems, know when to seek technical expertise and know what to ask experts. This guide is designed for new and long time landholders, community support officers, extension officers, Landcare groups, and agricultural industry bodies.
 

Download:

Saving Soil a landholders guide to preventing
and repairing soil erosion
(PDF 7MB)
 *note - you can download this resource in chapters (smaller download size) from the following website

Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/
resources/soils/erosion/saving-soil/

 

 


Reference :
Maintaining groundcover to reduce erosion and sustain productivity - Agfact P2.1.14 (2005)
Managing soil amendments and fertilisers for a cleaner environment - Agfact AC.29
(2004)
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries - Agriculture
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
Comment:

Discusses the importance of soil health in relation to the management of groundcover for erosion, and application rates and management of fertilisers.
 

Download:
  1. Maintaining groundcover to reduce
    erosion and sustain productivity
    (PDF 335KB)
  2. Managing soil amendments and fertilisers
    for a cleaner environment
    (PDF 656KB)
     
Website:
  1. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file
    /0018/162306/groundcover-for-pastures.pdf
  2. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/
    soils/improvement/amendments

 


Reference:
Salinity PrimeFact Information Sheets
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries - Agriculture
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
Comment:

Below are a variety of fact sheets from the PrimeFact series relating to soil salinity, including the symptoms, types, measurement and causes.

Download
  1. Salinity Symptoms (PrimeFact 939) (PDF 225KB)
  2. Measuring Water Salinity (PrimeFact 856) (PDF 225KB)
  3. Dryland Salinity - Causes and Impacts ( PrimeFact 936) (PDF 225KB)
  4. Irrigation Salinity - Causes and Impacts (PrimeFact 937) (PDF 225KB)
  5. Urban Salinity - Causes and Impacts (PrimeFact 938) (PDF 225KB)
Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/soils/salinity

 


Reference:
Northern Rivers Soil Health Card: A soil management tool developed by farmers for farmers
Agency:
Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Contact :
PO Box 618, Grafton, NSW, 2460
02 6642 0622
northern@cma.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

A practical tool detailing 10 straightforward visual tests that require simple equipment and can be carried out by one person in the field to assess soil health.
 

Download:
 
Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/soils/testing/health-card

 

 


Copyright 2011 HCCREMS