FRASER POGUE: From the pages of books to the silver screen

July 9, 2021

This story first appeared in Issue 62, the Spring 20120 edition of our member magazine From the Ground Up. We welcome new members, and your membership includes a copy of our popular magazine. JOIN NOW. By Melissa Pouliot In the winter 2016 edition of From the Ground Up, Ardmona irrigation farmer Fraser Pogue’s story began...


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Introducing biofertilisers to a no-till system

July 9, 2021

Q&A with Fraser Pogue When did you start using biofertilisers? We started using a commercially available liquid about nine years ago. What prompted you to start using them and continue using them? We first started using them to reduce our use of synthetic fertilisers. The first time we tried it in faba beans it worked...


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VicNoTill board nominations now open

July 6, 2021

We are looking for new farmers to help us lead our national network of like-minded farmers. VicNoTill’s goal is to advance regenerative, biological farming systems and share knowledge and expertise in no-till and zero-till systems. Our network is spread across Australia and our farmers are managing their systems under a range of climate and environmental...


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Postponed – CONFERENCE 2021: CARBON POWER

June 5, 2021

Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, we have had to postpone our conference 2021 until spring. We’re working towards the same fabulous lineup. We will update our members via email and social media when we have confirmed the new date. Featuring Costa Georgiadis, John Kempf and Graeme Sait. VicNoTill is thrilled to host our annual...


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Tribute to retiring board member Matt McKinley

May 19, 2021

It is with mixed emotions that VicNoTill farewelled two of its valuable board members, Paul Oxbrow and Matt McKinley this year. Matt was our board’s first NSW member and joined in 2017, and we have appreciated his refreshing honesty as his approach to building a more resilient farming system has evolved. We took a look...


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Tribute to retiring board member Paul Oxbrow

May 19, 2021

It is with mixed emotions that VicNoTill farewelled two of its valuable board members, Paul Oxbrow and Matt McKinley this year. Paul is one of the organisation’s longest-serving board members, first joining in 2006. Paul has made a significant contribution to our ‘farmers helping farmers’ network in that time. We took a look back with...


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Farmer’s quest to find the right balance

October 19, 2020

Jason and Caroline Willis Dirnaseer, NSW Mixed farm, cropping and sheep Biological system since 2004 Below is an excerpt of a story which first appeared in Vic No-Till’s member magazine From the Ground Up, Winter 2020. We had some incredible feedback on the story, as did Jason and Caroline. If you would like to read...


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Nutrition farming for broadacre

September 23, 2020

We have just uploaded our latest webinar to VicNoTill’s YouTube channel. VicNoTill president Brent Rothacker and board member Tara Hindson catch up with Graeme Sait, CEO and co-founder of Nurtri-Tech Solutions, TED Talk presenter ‘Humus saves the world’ and internationally sought after presenter on links between soil, plant, animal and human health. Graeme travels the...


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Residue to the MAX

July 28, 2020

Stubble residue drives productivity. How? It reduces evaporation, protects against erosion and provides young plants with a better growing environment. A stripper front is a tool that maximises residue. Here’s a first hand account of Australian growers who are using stripper fronts, plus one South Dakotan farmer whose been using them since the early 1990s....


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Soil farming – a balancing act

July 16, 2020

• Toby Caithness, 340ha Bengworden • Trevor and Carryn Caithness, 1400ha Forge Creek • East Gippsland VIC • Cattle, sheep and cropping • Summer forage crops for cattle • Also own a fertiliser supply and spreading business • Using nutrients to balance soils for past two decades This story first appeared in From the Ground...


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