Borgs Manufacturing in Oberon constructed a creek diversion channel which required significant stabilisation and an effective regrowth solution.
The channel consisted of a steep hard packed clay surface with zero topsoil on the batter. Ecoscape were engaged at the height of the 2019 drought.
Ecoscape recommended a 4-part solution:
- Prescripted ameliorants used to balance deficiencies and support growth.
- Proganics applied at 5t/ha coverage to increase organic matter.
- Flexterra applied at 5t/ha for maximum stabilisation and longevity during drought.
- Seed mix involved a cover crop of millet as well as some cool season pasture species suited to the cold climate of Oberon.
For the first 3 months the cover crop didn’t establish due to zero rain after application, however when heavy storms came in Feb/March 2020 the cool season species germinated and established quickly with a thick healthy vegetation cover achieved within 6 months.
Ecoscape Solutions provides tailored advice to help you know what’s best for your worksite. To enquire about erosion and sediment control measures to help throughout this wet weather period, give us a call on 1800 326 722 or click the button below.