Future Farming Systems trial begins

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The first crop has been harvested from a new, long-term Future Farming Systems project in Merredin.
A small header in a crop at Merredin as part of the trial

The Future Farming Systems trial – at the department's Merredin Research Facility – is examining lower input regenerative and intensive transformative ag-tech practices.

The groundbreaking project aims to evaluate the long-term productivity, profitability and sustainability of lower input regenerative and intensive ag-tech systems against current district practice and benchmarks of continuous cereal and continuous pasture over a decade.

The project will generate scientific evidence on the performance of various farming systems and practices over time, while providing a forum to exchange ideas.

Read more about the trial.

Page reviewed 18 December 2020