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Zero-till controlled traffic farming system case study

Zero-till controlled traffic farming system case study

To Wandoan grain grower Russell Ezzy, converting his enterprise from conventional tillage to a zero-till controlled traffic farming system is a long-term commitment for a profitable and sustainable business.

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Wetland remediation case study

Wetland remediation - improving irrigation efficiency benefits wetland water quality

Many people drive through farming landscapes without realising the important role bushland lagoons play in improving water quality. This is not the case for Cowal Agriculture’s Hamish Millar and Greg Kauter.

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Riparian fencing – long-term projects show improved conditions

Riparian fencing - long-term projects show improved conditions

Grazing is in Chris Hensley’s blood. He grew up on a grazing property and has been a grazier for over 40 years. In that time, he has made significant improvements to his enterprise, improving its sustainability and profitability.

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Students share water quality project lessons

Students share water quality project lessons

When Emerald Agricultural College livestock manager Andrew Lewis approached CHRRUP and Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) to apply for funding through the Australian Government’s Reef Programme, he knew the small project had the potential to influence a new generation of graziers across Australia.

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Contour Banks Case Study

Contour Banks Case Study

Making the most of the land he manages is the key to running a successful enterprise, according to Andrew Wedel.

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Riparian fencing case study

Maximising grazing areas by using smaller paddocks

It might seem like a simple change, but by installing riparian fencing and creating smaller paddocks that are segregated according to land type, grazier Jim Curran and his wife Janet are able to manage their herd better and maximise the use of previously under-used pasture. And they are encouraging others to do the same.

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Improving productivity – bringing rotational grazing goal to fruition

Improving productivity - bringing rotational grazing goal to fruition

When Kellie Humble’s father Rob Jenkinson tragically lost his life while retrieving cattle from a neighbouring paddock, it could have also meant the end of his improvement plans for Radleigh, the property he owned with wife Julie.

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Improving land management makes long-term sense

Improving land management makes long-term sense

The annual rainfall at Brian and Judy Pownall’s property Leichhardt, located roughly 25 kilometres east of Dysart, is just 600 mm. However, a month after installing new contour banks in their cultivation areas, they received almost all their annual rainfall in just 10 days. Despite the deluge, the new contour banks held, proving their value and ensuring valuable soil and moisture was not washed away into the local creek after the downpour.

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Tackling feral pigs together increases effectiveness

Tackling feral pigs together increases effectiveness

In 2013, a group of Theodore landholders were experiencing crop damage, grazing land damage and a spreading weed problem—all caused by feral pigs.

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