HAVE you heard people talking about regenerative agriculture, and wondered exactly what it is, and whether it could work on your farm?
A series of eight short videos on the key principles of regenerative agriculture has been released.
The series was produced by the three local Landcare networks – Bass Coast, South Gippsland and Western Port Catchment – as well as the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
The videos are hosted by soil scientist Declan McDonald. He explains what regenerative agriculture is and how the principles can be applied on all farm types.
“If you’re curious but don’t know where to start, the videos are a great introduction to the key principles of regenerative agriculture, and how they might apply to your farm,” Declan said.
“Farmers who have tried regenerative agricultural practices say that working with nature has led to a more robust, resilient farming system, and they have higher levels of wellbeing and satisfaction,” he said.
Topics covered include: introducing regenerative agriculture, minimising soil disturbance, maximising crop diversity, keeping soil covered, maintaining living roots systems year-round, integrating livestock and trees, and how farmers can transition to regenerative agriculture.
They focus on landscapes within the Western Port Catchment, including beef, dairy, sheep, chickens, horticulture and vineyards.
The videos can be viewed at tinyurl.com/regenagriculture or on the partner websites.
Check out the videos to see some local on-farm examples of how you can regenerate your soils for improved plant and animal health and productivity.
For more information, contact Peter Ronalds from Western Port Catchment Landcare Network at peter@wpcln.org.au.