Knowing Your Nodules – ACT workshop

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26 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Pasture legumes such as clovers may look healthy above ground – but are they ‘on the job’ below ground – are they fixing nitrogen?

South East Local Land Services and ACT NRM are running a workshop for land managers interested in pasture legumes such as clovers or medics.
Pasture legumes form nodules in order to fix nitrogen, nodules are formed by bacteria (rhizobia) that enter the plant root. The rhizobia feed off the plant and in turn supply it with nitrogen. The nodules break down in late spring and summer and release nitrogen stored within them for other pasture species to use.
The workshop will deliver information and hands on learning that will include:

  • the role of legumes such as sub clover in pasture systems
  • legume nodulation
  • Influence of soil pH and other soil characteristics on nodulation
  • how to identify if your nodules are fit and healthy
  • how to improve nodulation and nitrogen fixation.

When: Saturday 26th October 10am – 2.30pm
Where: Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road Fyshwick  ACT, followed by paddock sampling in Majura Valley.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Please RSVP by Wednesday 23rd October to Jeni De Landre 0400 233 938 or email [email protected] and provide any dietary requirements
Please bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing including hats.

Download Flier for more information Knowing Your Nodules 

This activity is delivered through the Better Land Management Practices project, supported under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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