YP Alkaline Soils Group (YPASG)

Established in 1999, the YP Alkaline Soils Group (YPASG) is a not for profit farming- community focused organisation that has brought together a broad range of farmers, researchers and advisors from all districts to collectively address and challenge common barriers associated with farming in an alkaline soil landscape. The aim of this collaboration is to conduct trials and deliver research workshops based on the requirements of its 150 farmer members.

Location Main Street
Postal Address PO Box 15
Primary Contact Kristin McEvoy
Phone 08 8853 2241 or 0400 283 015


Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group continues to be a focal information point for Yorke Peninsula landholders. We continue to manage a variety of projects and trials for various funding bodies to provide relevant, up to date information on farming management practices.



  • Winter Crop Walk
  • Carbon Farming Workshops and Field Trip
  • Spring Crop Walk
  • YP Grower Update incorporating local Agricultural Bureaus
  • Bus Trip to Roseworthy trial site
  • Sponsor’s & Member’s Pre-Harvest Dinner, featuring speaker Julian Burton
  • Establishment and assessment of trials at Glenburnie site
  • First YPASG YouTube video on ‘Improved condition of SYP Grassy Woodlands’
  • Continual uploading of soil moisture data to YPASG website
  • Winner of Ag Excellence Sustainability Award
  • Management of over 18 agricultural trials and projects
  • Establishment of YPASG Livestock Group
  • Finalist in Advantage SA Regional Awards
  • Continued communication through newsletters, SMS, website, emails to a network of over 150 members throughout South Australia



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