What soil do I have on my property? Managing soil is a complex issue. Do I have a sandy soil with good drainage but poor fertility? Do I have a red to brown volcanic loam soil that appears to be more fertile? Perhaps I have a gravelly granitic clay soil?
This fact sheet explores the major soil types across the Mornington Peninsula and discusses their properties in terms of what enterprises they might best support. All rural landholders should be aware of their soil types and how best to manage them. Given that the earth’s topsoil ranges from 1cm or less to 40cm there is a responsibility of landowners to ensure that this precious resource is well managed.
The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network has developed a series of 12 fact sheets on a variety of topics of special interest to the small landholder. Whilst these fact sheets have been developed for landholders in this region of Victoria, the advice offered equally applies to other parts.
This fact sheet provides some useful considerations, resources and references for those starting out.
Click here to view the Fact Sheet Soils of the Mornington Peninsula
Source material is available so groups can edit and print their own modified version:
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