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Rise in Mixed Species Fallow Crops

Mixed species fallow crops are on the rise in the Wet Tropics – and the results are encouraging for cane farmers. As fallow crops become a more mainstream practice, WTSIP's extension team in Mossman who are based in MAS have noticed that growers are taking it a step further and planting up to five species…
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Minimal Tillage: Try Before You Buy

WTSIP has invested in two new minimal tillage implements that are available to trial for free on your farm's soil types and conditions. They are referred to as strip tillage or vertical tillage implements. They are a variation on zonal tillage that are used on the Tablelands but they have not been adopted anywhere else…
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Coming Soon: Free Soil Health Workshops

WTSIP will soon be hosting a series of one-day 'Soils Made Simple' workshops around the region. Please contact the local WTSIP Extension Officer in each district to find out more or register your interest. Walkamin - 27 February 2019Time: 10am-2pm (lunch provided) Venue: Walkamin Hall Facilitated by Agroecologist David Hardwick and Extension Officers Laurent Verpeaux, Kate Armstrong and…
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