Long Term Trials of Drought Resilient Practices

Long-Term Trials of Drought Resilience Farming Practices
The focus of the program is to trial farming practices to test and demonstrate a range of strategies for mixed farming systems in Southern NSW.
Irrigation Farmers Network (IFN) will be a part of a national network of “drought resilience farm laboratories” to support the program.
IFN will be focusing on the interdependence of cropping & livestock and managing environment and social impacts in response to seasonal variation – experimentation on permanent pasture establishment, investigating species, seeding rates and use of irrigation water.
Currently in the planning and Development Phases
The selection and set up of the farm laboratories and identification of the practices will be done in consultation with industry.
Updates will be announced on this page.
Practical Outcomes
Farmers will have access to information, and alongside university academics and researchers, can consider the scientific and economic data coming out of the trials.
Farmers will be able to visit the farm laboratories to “look and learn” as trials progress, deciding whether the practices are worth a try on their own farms.
The existing Drought Resilience Innovation Hubs will be used to establish this network.
The project is led by Charles Sturt researchers and involves staff and farmer members from 6 southern NSW farming systems groups - Irrigation Farmers Network, Farmlink, Southern Growers, Central West farming Systems, Riverine Plains and Holbrook Landcare Network.
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