Working Farms

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Working Farms

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How can I improve the quality of my farm’s soil organically?

Growing Green Manure crops is the best way to improve the quality of your soil.

Choosing what type of Green Manure crop to plant depends on what region of Australia your farm is located in as well as site-specific conditions and your farm plan goals.

In general, a Green Manure crop is intended to be dug into the topsoil for decomposition before the planting of a new crop. A Cover Crop, in contrast, is planted to cover bare soil and prevent erosion. Green Manure and Cover Crops are grouped into ‘legumes’, ‘grasses’ and ‘broadleaf crops’.

First National’s Rural Specialists recommend contacting local nurseries or agriculture authorities to discuss your farm plans and situation to determine the most suitable crop.
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