Kalfresh Farm Walk and demonstration site update: June 2016

Rob and Barry Hinrichsen run a successful vegetable farming operation in the Fassifern Valley, SE Qld where they produce carrots, onions, beans and pumpkin.

Rob follows four fundamental principles to guide his soil management and cropping practices. These are:

1.    Controlled traffic farming
2.    Compost
3.    Cover crops
4.    Biologicals

The Soil Wealth and ICP projects have managed a demonstration site at Kalfresh since early 2015.

The results from the demonstration site confirm that by following the above four principles in managing vegetable cropping soils, both soil condition and financial returns can be maximised. It’s a true win:win situation.

The results to date are summarised in the fact sheet below.