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Summer Ground Cover Plans hitting the mark

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With seeding over and ground cover plans in place, many of our demonstration site farmers from the ‘Maximising Fodder Options in Mixed Farming Systems’ project are turning their attention to planting.

Pingelly farmer Kane Page is preparing 50 hectares of his property that will be sown and/or planted with a range of annual and perennial pastures and forage shrubs over the next 6-8 weeks.  Nineteen different species will be planted across two sites.

Kane says that the whole of farm approach taken to the cover plans as part of the Wheatbelt NRM project was very useful.  With expert advice from AgVivo he has been able to build species diversity and symbiosis to better fulfil livestock health and nutritional requirements. 

Another very valuable lesson Kane was able to take from the planning process was around the huge potential for confinement feeding.  “The planning process has definitely been worthwhile and I would certainly recommend it to others” Kane says.

If you’d like to hear more about Kane’s plans or receive information on project progress and events, please contact Wheatbelt NRM Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Jacquie Lucas on 0427 934 112 or jlucas@wheatbeltnrm.org.au

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