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Learn to save your farm, boys and girls

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posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 04:35 PM
Here's how a smart Australian guy went about saving the family farm that had been destroyed by conventional chemical farming over the past few decades.

In the process, he found a new, far more natural and profitable way of farming, with less effort involved and no chemicals.

And anyone, anywhere in the world, could replicate what he did.

Today, thanks to holistic management, pasture cropping, and other regenerative practices, Seis can catalog Winona’s recovery in detail:

conversion to native grassland with over 50 species of grass, forbs, and herbs

savings around $60,000 annually in decreased inputs

increased profits from improved sheep-carrying capacity, wool quality, and wool quantity

crop yields from pasture cropping comparable to yields from conventional cropping with 20-year oat yields averaging 2.5 tons per hectare

no insect attacks or fungal diseases in crops or pasture

increases in bird and native animal numbers and species diversity

big improvement in soil health, soil structure, and water-holding capacity

significantly higher counts of fungi and bacteria in soil, evident in microbial counts

average of 150 percent increase in all soil nutrients

203 percent increase in soil organic carbon


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