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Anna and Colin Butcher of Mail Rock Farm in Brookton got involved in Wheatbelt NRM’s project after receiving the SEAVROC newsletter which they subscribe too. They saw the funding as an opportunity to establish a 25ha seed nursery paddock of Margurita pink serradella that could be harvested to enable economically viable plantings of serradella across the farm. The Butchers view serradella as a better fit than lupins, which originally made up 25% of their cropping rotation. “We hope to make some major rotational changes within three years” Anna said. She added “By using a year in year out rotation across 50% of our cropping area we anticipate we won’t have to reseed the annual legume pastures”.

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