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NATURAL SEQUENCE FARMING FIELD DAY

Natural Sequence Farming hosted this Field Day in conjunction with Tarwyn Park Training. Peter Andrews’ former property Tarwyn Park has been the laboratory of investigation into the unique water and fertility efficiencies found to exist in the Australian landscape. After taking over the severely degraded and eroded salinised farmland, Peter and Stuart Andrews have turned it into one of the world’s leading sustainable model. ....

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SOILS FOR LIFE FIELD DAY Using raised beds and beneficial fungi to restore soil health

Hosted by Brian and Sandra Wilson of Briandra, this Field Day showed how raising crop beds, managing cereal stubbles with cellulose-digesting fungi and spreading biological soil conditioners has resulted in improved drainage, improved soil health and fertility, converted hard setting grey clay into red/brown loam and increased sheep weight gain. PROGRAM: Presentations included:Brian Wilson - property ownerWalter ....

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Turning sand into fertile soil for healthy, productive stock

Hosted by David Clayfield of Clover Estate, this Field Day demonstrated how biological soil conditioners, foliar fertilisers and reduced chemical inputs have resulted in increased stock production, reduced irrigation requirements, sands turned into dark, healthy soils and substantial increases in soil organic carbon levels. PROGRAM: Presentations included:David Clayfield - property ownerWalter Jehne - the Soils for Life ....

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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 ....