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Learning from leading innovators in agriculture

Members of the Soils for Life community came together in March 2014 for a National Forum to share knowledge and experiences. Together they provided advice to the Soils for Life Program on how it can continue to foster and facilitate the wider adoption of regenerative landscape management ....

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Managing rainfall - when a good dam is a dry one

This day was hosted by Charlie and Anne Maslin on their inspirational property Gunningrah, just north of Bombala. Planned grazing and an intelligent understanding of how rainfall interacts with the landscape have delivered wonderful environmental and production benefits on this property. The day focused on grazing management, soil hydrology and stream management. PROGRAM:Presenters included: ....

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GROWING SOIL - GROWING LIFE

Hosted by Soils for Life case study participants Bill and Rhonda Daly of Milgadara near Young, NSW. This field day focused on how you can build living soils and the benefits they can bring. The day included presentations by: - Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery, Advocate for Soil Health and Soils for Life Chairman - Bill Daly, Milgadara owner - property presentation ....

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Knowing more about your land - establishing a knowledge baseline for landscape improvement

Building on the success of our Field Days, this workshop was designed to help understand the landscape and show the importance of observations and records for tracking the effects of land management practices. Guest presenter Richard Thackwayintroduced the VAST-2 decision support system as a tool to support this. This workshop was hosted by Soils for Life and case study participant Martin Royds ....

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ASTURE CROPPING AND GRAZING MANAGEMENT

Hosted by Soils for Life case study participant Colin Seis of Winona near Gulgong, NSW. This field day looked at Colin's experiences with, and outstanding results from, pasture cropping and grazing management. PROGRAM: The day included presentations by: - David Marsh, Boorowa farmer and Soils for Life Board Member ....

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MANAGING RAINFALL FOR PRODUCTION OUTCOMES

Hosted by Soils for Life case study participants Shane and Shan Joyce of Dukes Plain near Theodore, QLD. This field day demonstrated the Joyce's experiences and production outcomes with a focus on holding water in soil and the interaction of grass, trees and soil water. The day included presentations by: ....

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COMPETITIVE EXCLUSION TO MANAGE WEEDS: IDEAS FOR SMALL AND LARGE HOLDINGS

Hosted by Soils for Life case study participant Martin Royds of Jillamatong near Braidwood, NSW. This field day demonstrated the regenerative techniques Martin has used to manage weeds, and his experiences and positive production outcomes from implementing complementary practices founded on Holistic Management thinking. The day included presentations by: ....