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
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
edit on 22-2-2013 by Fevrier because: (no reason given)