Soil Moisture Probes | BUKALONG
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Bukalong

Property “Bukalong”

“Bukalong” is approximately 16km north of the Bombala township on the Gunningrah Road. It is a 1000 ha property consisting of both granite and basalt soil types. Main enterprises consist of a self-replacing merino flock with the cast for age sheep joined to a white suffolk. The property also runs an Angus cattle breeding enterprise. Bukalong is owned and managed by Angus Hobson and his wife Gillian.

Annual rainfall: 830m

Altitude: 740mm

Soil typeShale/ mudstone

(refer to soil section for further detail)

Pasture typeIntroduced

(refer to pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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PRINT GRAPH

Landscape

Undulating, low hills with gently to moderate grades , typically 5-15%. Occasional periods of saturation after extended rainfall events; not prone to flooding. Altitude 830m.

Vegetation

Snow gum (E. pauciflora), Ribbon Gum (E.viminalis) and Candlebark (E. rubida) grassy woodland

Soil

Summary morphology

Acidic, texture contrast soil with a yellow brown coloured, moderately structured light clay subsoil. The A horizon is a grey brown, unbleached, weakly structured heavy loam.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, mesotrophic yellow Kurosol

Factual key

Dy2.21

Soil landscape

Not covered by mapping, no suitable soil landscape on adjacent mapping

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B2

C

Depth (cm)

0-2

2-35

35-75

75-90+

Texture

Loam

Heavy loam

Light clay

Light- medium clay

pH (field)

4.5

5.0

5.0

5.5

Pasture

This paddock was sown in April 2015 to a fescue, phalaris, white clover, sub clover improved pasture mix. The paddock receives 110kg/ha of single super annually plus molybdenum every 1 in 3 years. Prior to this the paddock was a naturalised phalaris paddock receiving a maintenance application of fertiliser one in every three years.

Paddock History

As above.

Livestock/grazing

The paddock is grazed as part of normal farm operations.