Farmers are a social bunch – how Twitter is changing their world

August 12, 2016

Twitter handle – @VicNotill When a group of like-minded farmers formed the Victorian No-Till Farmers Association in 2002 they were looking for a way to share information and provide support to others who wanted to grow better food and fibre through improving soil health. They hosted paddock walks, machinery demonstrations and an annual conference to...

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Australian farmers go underground to regenerate their farming systems

July 19, 2016

More than 500 cropping and livestock farmers from across Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales are rethinking their farming systems after the 14th annual Vic No-Till conference. The Underground conference in Bendigo, farm tours in western, northern and southern Victoria and workshops in Dunkeld and Horsham centred on regenerative concepts, where we...

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UNDERGROUND – Building Better Farming Systems

May 18, 2016

Underground – 14th Annual Conference Program Bendigo July 7th 2016 8.00 – 8.20am                    Registrations/Seating 8.20 – 8.30am                    Welcome: VNTFA President Paul Oxbrow (10mins) 8.30 – 9.30am                    Joshua Dukart, Bismarck, North Dakota – Managing Land, Wealth & People for Success? Are you farming the way you want to? A Whole Farm Decision making framework (60 mins)...

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Residue is the Salvation of the Soil

April 20, 2016

“This system is strongly carbon-positive. It is capable of reversing the carbon-stripping process because it mimics nature’s method of removing CO2 from the atmosphere and putting it back into the soil (called sequestration). No other method of drilling does this as effectively and certainly not conventional tillage or ploughing.” Malcolm Hopwood interview with Dr John...

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A ripper of a stripper – Victorian growers get excited

April 13, 2016

As part of a joint stubble retention project, Vic No-Till with the help of Hutcheon and Pearce, demonstrated a Shelbourne Reynolds combine harvester stripper front on no-till CTF farms across Victoria including the Mallee, Northern Victoria and the Western District. The front created great excitement and enthusiasm among growers who could see multiple benefits of...

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Controlled-traffic farming in Victoria – reap benefits from what you sow

November 30, 2015

Years of conventional farming methods have compacted soils and made them less productive and less profitable. If this is typical of your farm and you think there has to be a better way of managing your crops, then consider the benefits of controlled-traffic farming. What is controlled-traffic farming? Controlled-traffic farming reduces soil compaction by creating...

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