Soil health

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Cover cropping ‘drives the whole system’ for macadamia farmer

Macadamia farmer Ross Arnett describes his 2,000-tree property, Malua, as an “evolution”. He started implementing regenerative agriculture practices in 2010, but knows there is always something to learn and something to give back. Ross focuses on cover cropping, soil health and diversity to help restore his orchard’s natural systems. Program: Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (delivered […]

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Soil researchers share knowledge with farmers at field day

Lead researchers involved with Southern Cross University’s $2.5 million Soil Extension Program shared their knolwledge with Northern Rivers farmers at a recent tea tree farming field day at Casino. Professor Terry Rose has a diverse knowledge of soil nutrition, cover cropping, nitrogen efficiency and impacts of soil amendments across a range of pasture and cropping

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‘Gut feeling’ drives on-farm decisions in rural NSW

New research has found many farmers in the Central West region of NSW trust their intuition, or “gut feeling”, when it comes to making important decisions on their properties. The report, Agriculture in Central West NSW: Rural Landholder Social Benchmarking Report 2022, is part of the Soil CRC national farmer project, Surveying On-Farm Practices, led

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