Recording of Cover & Intercropping Virtual Field Day now online
For those that missed the Cover & Intercropping Virtual Field Day on Tuesday 8 September, 2020, the event recording is now online (see below).
The field day included a virtual tour of a long-term trial site established by Riverine Plains Inc at Burramine, Victoria which is looking at how increasing the diversity of crop species using summer cover cropping, green/brown manuring, intercropping or companion cropping, can impact soil function and winter crop yields, as well as profitability.
The event featured discussions with Dr Cassandra Schefe (AgriSci) who gave a site and project overview, Professor Terry Rose (Southern Cross University) who spoke on results from 2019, Nathan Lawless (Burramine) as the host farmer and Brendan Christy (Agriculture Victoria) who spoke on the Intercropping to exploit rainfall for profit trial also sown at the site.
To download the Riverine Plains Virtual Field Day notes on Increasing diversity in cropping systems, please click here.
To download the Agriculture Victoria Virtual Field Day notes on the Intercropping to exploit rainfall for profit trial please click here.
To watch the (YouTube) video recording, press play.
This trial is part of the Plant-based solutions to improve soil performance through rhizosphere modification project, supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) and led by Southern Cross University. This project is supported by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s ‘From the Ground Up’ program through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
The Intercropping to exploit rainfall for profit trial is funded by the Victorian Grains Innovation Partnership with Agriculture Victoria and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.