Completed: December 2014
Funding organisation: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry (Community Landcare Grants)
This project increased the capacity of Mallee farmers to implement productive cropping enterprises that improve ecosystem services through the on-ground demonstration of advanced seeding systems. Most Mallee farmers use tyned based seeders that have limitations such as high soil disturbance, low stubble handling capacity and slow operating speeds. This project combined the knowledge, skills and experience of scientific experts, agronomists and farmers to put in place demonstrations of advanced seeding systems and technology to evaluate their potential to overcome the limitations of existing seeding equipment and to provide improved benefits such as stubble handling and maintenance of high ground cover levels. The site was located at Murrayville (Vic) and linked with the GRDC Stubble project.