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CASE STUDIES

The majority of broad-acre farmers are heavily reliant upon traditional management practices and chemical inputs (fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides) to maintain production.

 

The purpose of the case studies is to introduce Active Carbon Farming as a real-world solution. We need to ‘break the ice’ and show farmers that soil regeneration is the first step in a new approach to farming. Active Carbon Farming combines increased profit with environmental benefits.

 

After only two years, our case studies are showing real results on real farms. Results include pasture dry matter increases of up to 49%, a 20% increase in oil content for canola, protein upgrades for wheat, 10% increases in almond production and an increase in yield and sugar content for vineyards.

 

Spreading the word

 

The case studies have provided a reference point for spreading the message to other farmers in each farming district. We are looking for new clients.

 

Six field days were located on Case Study farms in 2016 -17. Field days were well attended with up to 75 participants. The sites were originally chosen for easy access by road for machinery and contractors. This also provided easy access for attendees at field days. The majority of attendees came from the personal networks of farmer/managers of the Case Study farms. The credibility of these farmer/managers and their personal relationships carried the most weight on the day.

Farm View

DE BORTOLI WINES

Production of table wines under irrigation near Griffith in the MIA.

Wayburn Estate Wine

WARBURN ESTATE WINE

Production of table wines under irrigation near Griffith in the MIA.

ASM’s LATEST RESEARCH PROJECT

ASM has been working directly with broad-acre farmers in NSW for over six years. This research has attracted interest from around the world.

Select Harvest

SELECT HARVESTS

Production of almonds under irrigation near Narrandera in the MIA.

RAVENSTONE GLENGARRY

Grazing lucerne on a mixed cropping and grazing farm near Coolamon.

WEST KILLANEAR

“West Killanear” farm is a mixed cropping and grazing property.

Little Range

LITTLE RANGE

Grazing canola on a mixed cropping and grazing farm near Boorowa.

DURALLA

Certified organic beef and

free-range egg producer

MULLOON FARM

The farm raises beef cattle for direct supply of fresh meat to consumers.

Ingelara

INGELARA

Certified organic and biodynamic production of meat and vegetables near Michelago.

Untreated vs ASM Treated

BILLILINGRA FARM

Management of the noxious weed African Lovegrass on a grazing enterprise near Bredbo.

Untreated vs ASM Treated

MACFIELD

Management of the noxious weed African Lovegrass on a grazing enterprise near Cooma.

Jinglemoney

JINGLEMONEY FARM

Improved pasture productivity and the generation of ACCUs (Australian Carbon Credit Units) on a grazing enterprise near Braidwood.

Deloraine

DELORAINE

Improved pasture productivity and the generation of ACCUs (Australian Carbon Credit Units) on a grazing enterprise near Wagga Wagga.