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Farm Focus Video Series

SFS releases its’ first series of Farm Focus video’s brought to you by Greta Duff SFS, on drainage.  Waterlogging is an on-going issue in the high rainfall zone, through a GRDC project SFS explores different ways farmers are mitigating waterlogging in their farming systems.  The drainage strategies farmers have implemented in South west Victoria range from subsoil amelioration, subsurface drains, raised beds, spoon drains and strategic laser levelling of paddocks.  Hear from real farmers and how they took their farming system struggle from where do I start? To building/designing machinery, finding a contractor, to in paddock works and what results are they are seeing following the works.

Episode 1 starts the drainage journey with Todd Venning near Hamilton in South West Victoria. Todd and his family have embarked on a major investment into their soils by researching, trialling, designing, building a subsoil amelioration machine to ameliorate their soils and then complementing this with subsurface drainage system. Watch now https://youtu.be/fiDNS23U9TM

Episode 2 explores raised beds and spoon drains with Lachie Morrison near Inverleigh South West Victoria.  Lachie shares his journey from mapping, designing to implementation and the results.  His experiences and tips of if I had known this before I started, it would have taken the stress out of it moments are invaluable for anyone venturing down this path.  Watch now https://youtu.be/05XsKr19Ubc

Episode 3 finishes with contractor Andrew Caldow and farmer Ed Weatherly sharing the processes of drainage using laser levelling bucket.  Andrew discusses the process of mapping, designing to implementation of drainage and what he has learnt as a contractor.  Ed provides the farmer’s perspective his learnings and the farm production results. Watch now https://youtu.be/2i00Y1hnYrU

If you are considering drainage this series is not to be missed start watching Farm Focus today https://bit.ly/3JL4Nme

This video series produced by Southern Farming Systems for the Strategies for waterlogged crops in the High Rainfall Zone of the Southern Region project supported by Grains Research & Development Corporation.

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