Pushing sustainable high production on better performing areas
Pushing sustainable high production on better performing areas is at the heart of Andrew Wilson’s cropping strategy at Englefield Plains, northeast of Junee.
With the assistance of a permanent team of three, Andrew manages the 7400ha farm at Illabo, one of 11 broadacre operations in the Viridis Ag portfolio.
Changes include switching from sheep, wheat and canola to 100 per cent winter cropping on a 12m controlled traffic system, beginning in 2018. They also added barley and legume break crops to the rotation, working closely with Greg and Kirrily Condon of Grassroots Agronomy on ways to tackle ryegrass issues and improve sustainability.