There is a lot to learn from the success so far as you’ll hear from the edited, filmed consultation of Colin Seis when he visited Fraser. You will hear of:-
- Reduced fertiliser input
- Better recycling of organic matter via roots which is far more effective than surface residues.
- Better soil structure
- Expectation to use less irrigation water
Fraser Pogue already is farming with less nitrogen and phosphate inputs than his counterparts in the corn industry and his production is at the top level
- More live roots – better soil function
- Better and higher quality crops– which end users will appreciate and you can expect them to pay more for your quality produce.
- Start trialing if you’re not doing it.
- For the dry land farmers Dr. Christine Jones pointed out in her July talk at Nutrisoil how under adverse dry conditions in Western Australia by letting plants grow in wheat stubble, instead of spraying them out, the farmers are getting benefits
- Farmers who are practicing cover cropping have either greatly reduced their weedicides or have found that they do not need them. Latest news coming from Europe is that Round up is being phased out and banned for health reasons. Latest we read is that California is considering labeling glyphosate – the main ingredient of Round up – as a carcinogen. For too long the truth has been hidden and eventually truth is winning out. Please take heed and start taking steps towards healthier farming.
- Not easy but very rewarding