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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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Trial of Banded Mill Mud Rates Yields Results

A heavier cane crop with higher sugar content is just reward for Ingham brothers David and Louie Morselli who are prioritising soil health and cutting back on synthetic fertilisers. In 2017 the Morsellis reduced bagged fertiliser use by 30 kg/ha of nitrogen on their 320ha farm at Lannercost, north-west of Ingham. They invested the money…
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Positive Results in the Wet Tropics

The quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef from river catchments in the Wet Tropics has improved according to the latest Wet Tropics Report Card. Nearly 90% of fresh water rivers and estuaries are graded 'Good' or 'Very Good' for the 2016-17 reporting period. While continuing below average rainfall is a significant factor in…
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