Case Study: Soil Health Program - Cover cropping and Subsoil improvement

June 29, 2023

“I want to be productive, but I also want my farming system to be very resilient. As our soils are old and naturally degraded so we needed to find a way to enhance soil health, to improve structural integrity, increase biological activity along with building carbon and nutrient levels but not at the expense of feeding our sheep and running a profitable business. Cover cropping seemed like the logical thing to do, and it’s pretty simple.” Simon Falkiner (Participant)

Sub-project Overview - Soil Health Program

Establishing investigations to demonstrate the use of municipal green waste and other green materials to improve subsoils and increase soil carbon, including cover crops, this sub-project leverages local municipal councils, use of existing Southern Farming Systems (SFS) subsoil machinery, and an Ag Excellence Alliance NLP2 Smart Farming Project on cover cropping. 

Click here to read the project case study.

This project is supported by Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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