Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12258
Title: Soil knowledge management: Needs and ways of knowing for a more resilient rural landscape
Contributor(s): Lobry De Bruyn, Lisa  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12258
Abstract: As a boundary organisation involved in a research programme we offer a space that allows for non-linear discussion of research findings and the potential for farmer experimentation/expressionism of acquired soil knowledge and its application. The ability to transform scientific knowledge to specific contexts is often highly dependent on willingness of farmers to co-operate, to take an idea on and place it into action. As a boundary organisation are we able to mediate between accepted soil knowledge and local knowledge systems to improve the level of practice change for a more resilient farming system? Also are we meeting farmers' soil knowledge needs and preferences for knowledge interaction especially in terms of maintaining soil fertility which is important to the resilience of a farming system? We analysed 8 field days (about on-farm research) and 1 forum with a total of 138 participants (57% farmers, 11% agribusiness, 12% researchers, 17% NRM and 2% other) to examine if we are creating the "space" for such discussion of soil knowledge needs and ways of knowing.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Tasmania, 2nd - 7th December, 2012
Conference Details: 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Tasmania, 2nd - 7th December, 2012
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, p. 81-84
Publisher: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated
Place of Publication: Warragul, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130101 Continuing and Community Education
050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
070107 Farming Systems Research
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
960604 Environmental Management Systems
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.soilscienceaustralia.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=117
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