Over the past two days, I have been travelling around to farms with demonstration sites funded by the Regional Landcare Program (RLP) to highlight the work done by farmers in our region with two of the project officers for Agriculture working to support RLP in Canberra.
We were able to travel to four different farms to listen to the different journeys of farmers who are working to improve the soil in their farming system. They are hosting demonstrations specific to the farming needs in their region.
I was interested to hear the key concepts coming out of their learnings. One, a farmer must understand their soil type, constraints and structure. Two, covering soil through plant growth is vital to cool the soil, improve the water holding capacity and structure. All are working towards increasing pasture productivity.