These days it doesn't matter where we farm - at times we don't get enough rain.
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.
This eco-logical approach is affordable to implement right across your farm enabling you to make better use of the water you have available, and get extra benefits -
- Improved plant nutrient retention and recycling in your soil
- Better yields and opportunities to develop new income streams, and
- Improved drainage when conditions get too wet!