Soil : Farms With A Future


Farm Practices - Soil

Below is a list of suggested sustainable farming practices but this list is not exhaustive.

 

SOIL IMPROVEMENT APPROACHES

·         Increase organic matter in soil

·         Encourage biodiversity in the soil and above the soil

·         Managed grazing (stock movement based on pasture assessment)

·         Make and spread compost

·         Farm worms for castings & liquids

·         Increase ground cover, including cover crops, mulches, crop waste and stubble

·         Plant green manures

·         Use 'biological-based fertilisers' where possible

·         Avoid non-organic fertilisers and biocides where possible

·         Minimise tillage

·         Protect soils from wind

·         Protect against salinity