Equipment and machinery
Strip-tillage for vegetables and potatoes with Steve Peterson (USA) and Ben Pogiolli (webinar recording)
Hear from industry experts on how strip-till will save you fuel and time, increase soil organic matter, reduce erosion and compaction, and how fertilisers can be banded at multiple depths.
The Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection case study demo site in north west Tasmania is Harvest Moon. This fact sheet showcases one of the practices employed at Harvest Moon, the ripper mulcher, which is used to manage the risk of soil erosion.
Vegetable cropping can leave topsoil vulnerable to significant erosion, and the ripper mulchers are free for Tasmanian growers to borrow and use.
Dr Kelvin Montagu demonstrates the erosion control benefits of strip-tillage in vegetable production.
Jeff McSpedden from Bathurst explains how strip tillage has improved the productivity of sweet corn on hist farm.
Choosing when to spray based on the prevailing wind speed is important for effectively applying chemicals and managing risk. This practical and useful poster can be displayed in the chemical storage area and spray rig shed on your farm as an important reminder for you and your employees.
Print off a copy or request one in the post today!
Listen to this podcast, the first in a series, by VegNET Industry Development Officer, Theresa Chapman.
When is the best time to spray during summer? What will maximise the effectiveness of the chemical and reduce off-target risk? Nufarm have developed this easy to follow poster to guide when to spray in summer and the key considerations around time of day.
And remember - always follow label instructions.
Looking to reduce establishment costs, improve your soil and save some time? Then have a look at strip-till in 2019.
Read this article to find out more about the benefits of stip-till, improvements to soil health, challenges, and what growers are saying after using stip-till.
Strip-till is a system of cultivation that works strips of soil where the crop will be planted or sown and leaves most of the soil covered and undisturbed.
Read this fact sheet to find out more about the benefits and challenges of strip-till, as well practical considerations out in the paddock.