Werribee, VIC

The site was established and planted with Midi Cos lettue on October 21 2015 as a reduced tillage demonstration site for the Soil Wealth project.

The no till bay was a challenge, as the soil was very hard, the bracket bolt connecting the coulter sheared. Finished the planting using a tyne at the front of the planter to break the soil surface. This proved very effective, a week on the crop is establishing well.

No tillage vs reduced tillage and conventional tillage practices. No tillage performing very poorly but reduced tillage of just one pass with the bed former over old beds performing as well as full soil disturbance!