Innovative on-farm soil amendment trials showcased in new video

Rob Giura and Dr Brad Degens from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation inspect pasture at Mucca Dairy.

A dairy farmer and a scientist are the stars of a new short film showcasing trials of the soil amendment Iron Man Gypsum on a dairy farm in the Peel-Harvey catchment.

Partnering with farmers is important for scientific trials to be relevant to real-world conditions – something advocated by both farmer Rob Giura from Mucca Dairy and soil scientist Dr Brad Degens from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Both Rob and Brad also share how working together has enabled two-way learning opportunities while working towards the shared goals of keeping nutrients on farm to benefit farm productivity and waterway health.

This project is part of Healthy Estuaries WA and Revitalising Geographe Waterways. These State Government initiatives aim to support the long-term health of our south-west estuaries.

Learn more about Iron Man Gypsum here and about other trials in the Vasse and Scott River catchments here.