These days it doesn't matter where we farm - at times we don't get enough rain. We need to drought-proof our farms to make the most of the water we have available and keep our soil moist well into dry times.
Usually, we respond by constructing new dams, bores, and stock watering points, using rotational grazing, planned de-stocking, drought-resistant crops, mulch and water-smart irrigation technology.
If these solutions aren't enough (and funds allow), we resort to engineered water harvesting techniques like 'Natural Sequence Farming', Keyline, and Swales.
There is, however, a remarkably cost-effective solution that tends to get overlooked - increasing water infiltration and storage in our soil and reducing water loss from evaporation.
This 'eco-logical' approach is:
- Affordable to implement right across your farm
- Improves nutrient retention and recycling in soil
- Profitable - yields improve, and you gain opportunities to develop new income streams!
- Removes carbon from our atmosphere
With this resource, you’ll discover how to use this eco-logical approach, and then look at how water harvesting solutions can give you a hand on challenging sites.