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SOILS FOR LIFE & LLS WESTERN FIELD DAY YOUR TRUE WEALTH LIES IN YOUR GRASS NOT YOUR ANIMALS

Soils for Life,Local Land Services Western Region (LLS) and property owner, Angus Whyte hosted the second field day on one of our Western Division Resilient Landscape Project case study properties, Wyndham Station. Gus presented how working with nature and ensuring that the land consistently improves has produced an increased carrying capacity and quality products on Wyndham Station. Guest speaker, Nigel Kerin led discussion on topic ....

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SOILS FOR LIFE FIELD DAY BIODIVERSITY, RESILIENCE & PRODUCTION

Soils for Life teamed with Local Land Services Western Region(LLS) to host our second this field day on Gilgunnia Station. The field day showcased the regenerative practices on Gilgunnia Station and included presentations by Ashley McMurtrie (property owner) on moving from an annual to a perennial polyculture and the importance of ecological capital; Anne Kerle (Ecologist) on pest resistance, rainfall, seasonal ....

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SOILS FOR LIFE FIELD DAY BUILDING A RESILIENT LANDSCAPE

Soils for Life teamed with Local Land Services Western Region(LLS) to host this field day on one of our Western Division Resilient Landscape Project case study properties, Gilgunnia Station. The field day showcased the regenerative practices on Gilgunnia Station - ....

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EROSION CONTROL & LANDSCAPE ENGINEERING WORKSHOP

Soils for Life partnered with Local Land Services Western Region(LLS) to host this workshop on one of our Western Division Resilient Landscape Project case study properties, Wyndham Station. We talked about some of the techniques property owner Angus Whyte is using to restore soil health, vegetative cover and landscape function, which help to minimise erosion and build resilience to drought. Darryl ....

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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 ....