Soil Moisture

Working together creates ‘BIGG’ outcomes

Working together creates ‘BIGG’ outcomes

The Barossa Valley in South Australia is renowned for its food, wine and heritage, which stems from generations of vibrant farming communities learning and working together.

The Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) has applied the same approach to improving on-farm productivity and achieving natural resource management outcomes. With a common focus on sustainable grazing practices, BIGG links five different farming groups including sheep, beef, dairy and two local agricultural bureaus with a common focus on sustainable grazing enterprises.

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Measure moisture for better pasture management

Moisture probes offer BIGG scope

The use of soil moisture monitoring technology is becoming more common in cropping operations and almost standard in viticulture but remains an unexplored frontier in grazing systems.

A group of Barossa Valley graziers and mixed farmers believe the technology could bring major benefits to their pasture management systems.

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