These days it doesn’t matter where we farm - at times we don’t get enough rain. We need to drought-proof our farms by making the most of the rain and irrigation water we have available, and by keeping our soil moist well into dry times.
What is the solution?
Usually, we respond by constructing new dams, bores, and stock watering points. We bring in rotational grazing practices, de-stock when the growing conditions get hard, grow drought-resistant crops, use mulch and water-smart irrigation technology. Use 'Natural Sequence Farming', Keyline, and other engineered water harvesting techniques if funds allow.
These help, but there is a remarkably cost-effective approach that tends to get overlooked.
This 'eco-logical' approach gets the water measured in our rain gauge infiltrating and stored in our soil rather than running off, and reduces water loss from evaporation.
- Affordable to implement right across your farm
- Improves nutrient retention and recycling in soil
- Removes carbon from our atmosphere
- Profitable - yields improve, and you gain opportunities to develop new income streams!
With this e-publication, you’ll discover the cost-effective way to drought-proof your farm. And, if your land still needs extra help, you'll see how engineered water harvesting solutions can give you an extra helping hand.