Mixed cover crops trial for soil health: Soil First Tasmania demonstration site podcast (14 min listen)
This podcast looks at the value of on-farm trials, and the support given to practice change by membership of a grower group. We meet two Tasmanian farmers, Rebecca Addison and Yuri Wolfert, who trialled mixed cover crops for soil health before potatoes in 2019; with the support of grower group Soil First Tasmania, and funding from Landcare Tasmania. They speak about the challenges and teachings from their trials and what they will do differently in the future.
The Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection project is following and supporting grower groups like Soil First Tasmania as an important path of practice change.
RMCG's Theresa Chapman collected soil visual data from the trial of mixed cover crops, which you can also watch here.