In the hinterland of Scotland, a world away from the spacious Australian grainbelt, growers are pushing the limits of precision...
As a relatively young farming system, no-till is still evolving, but there is a solid framework of existing knowledge growers...
A researcher turned farmer puts his knowledge to good use By Bernie Reppel....
Leading Central NSW grower and cover-crop rolling pioneer Scott McCalman pretty well sums up the challenge of heavy stubble when...
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A researcher turned farmer puts his knowledge to good use By Bernie Reppel.
A NSW couple saw their no-till neighbours prospering during a drought, so decided to give conservation farming a try. They have not looked back by Bernie Reppel.
For many cotton and graingrowers the increased use of shielded sprayers has raised concerns about the choice and suitability of current models.
New research springing from the recommendations of international no-till consultant Dr Rolf Derpsch is under way in Western Australia. By Bernie Reppel.
While more research is needed to bridge the gap between Precision Agiculture (PA ) technology and its on-farm application, being done by Western Australia's Department of Agriculture and Food as part of the GRDC's National Precision Agriculture
Recent research suggests that nitrogen tie-up may improve the ability of soils to hold nitrogen in the root zone where it is most needed By Bernie Reppel.
Cover cropping is also on the agenda in New South Wales, where the Wellington-based Central West Conservation Farming Association (CWCFA) will join the GRDC's campaign to improve no-tillage systems across Australia.
Generally, Australian farmers are among the first in the world to assess and adopt new technology, but it has to be said they dragged the chain a little when it came to forming an alliance that would link conservation agriculture knowledge and
A lack of soil cover was identified as the main reason soil organic matter has not increased under no-till in Western Australia.
As the no-till movement continues to grow, there is a focus on effective weed management to relieve herbicide dependency by Bernie Reppel.