Ian & Dianne Haggerty buy farms with marginal soils and erratic rainfalls but consistently improve the and out perform the district yields. Using common sense, and learning about how the soil biology works, the Haggerty’s have reduced the use of weedicides and increased soil health. They look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.
The Problem: Marginal farmland, soils degraded from high chemical use, mixed soils, lack of rainfall, erratic weather, lack of root systems and lack of knowledge.
What Did The Haggerty’s Do?: They acquired knowledge. Firstly they attended an Arden Andersen course and then Dianne did Elaine lngham’s 2 week soils course to understand how to get an active, healthy soil life back on the farm.
Then, realising that moisture was No. 1 and that they needed to be flexible with the seasons, they reintroduced the
microbes, minimalised chemical use and maintained ground covers to allow a good root system to develop.
The Results: Outstanding! Taking a step-by-step approach the soils have become healthy and retain moisture. Yields are up, weeds and diseases are minimal and input costs are down. The Haggerty’s have an extremely viable farming future ahead.
TALK THE WALK FOLLOW UP
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Hugo Disler interviews Ian and Dianne Haggerty
“Successfully Regenerating the Soil with Biology”