Funding: sourced from the Australian National Landcare Program
Project Aim: The West Midlands Group (WMG) aims is to work alongside the community to host 2 events, to engage with a total of 160 farmers to encourage the adoption of the following new sustainable farming practices; controlled traffic farming and variable rate technology. These practices promote sustainable farming through protecting and enhancing the natural soil resource by ameliorating soil compaction and increasing nutrient use efficiency.
These technologies have the ability to reduce the risks of subsurface compaction and nutrient enrichment, which are currently harming our soil resource. To illustrate these technologies on-ground, a farm will be selected & a case study written, supported by real life qualitative data.
An information manual based on these technologies will also be published, which our members can refer to at a later stage, after the life of the project.