Sustainable Cropping with nil synthetic N and Australian Soil Planners agronomy

AT A GLANCE Farm Details Owners: Bruce and Sally Werner Location:¬†85km NE Clermont, QLD Area: 80 000 acres (17 000 cropped) Soils:¬†Alluvial Scrub & Black Clay Loam Rainfall: 590mm   Key Messages Nitrogen below 5% of district average Good Rood Development is Key Risk Mitigation = Profitability Look after soil health and it looks after […]


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Podcast and Case Study of Tolga Farm WA

Head Shepherd Podcast Brendon Savage, TOLGA FARM of Kulin WA, talks about taking the highs and lows out of agriculture and some of the steps he has taken to address soil, crop and livestock fertility issues, improve performance utilising a normally undesirable plant and build sustainability into the family farm. Click to Listen Brendon and [...]
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Interesting findings on the impact of Mexican Dwarfing Gene

The link takes you to a really interesting paper on the influence of the Mexican dwarfing gene in wheat, and the effect it has on relationships the roots develop with its surrounding microflora. Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome | Scientific Reports (nature.com) “Collectively, our results showed that wheat breeding from tall to […]


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How enjoying a good root and a beer can help fight against climate change

The year 2021 may already be better for the planet after the launch of Good Root Beer in Queensland. Like many of us right now, the Good Root Beer has made some serious promises, but unlike most New Year's resolutions, the beer is backed by science. The Australian pale ale was born amid the pandemic [...]
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