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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Danny Flanery's focus on soil health has resulted in canola yields increasing from just 50t when he was starting out to around 500t from the same area (2500ha) now... Danny could not afford the fencing or trees on the scale required to make an effective start on the remediation of his own property, but local Landcare coordinator Louise Hufton of the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) was able to set some wheels in motion to secure government assistance... Danny has planted trees across a total of 300ha, and he sees this as a way to reinvigorate the property's biodiversity, while providing shelter for stock, pasture and crops, and absorbing excess moisture in the gullies...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The odour might be off-putting, but the use of biosoil, or biosolids - treated, dewatered human sewage sludge - has helped New South Wales grower Danny Flanery to vastly increase the productivity of his soils, doubling their organic carbon content over the past five years... The Murrumbidgee CMA also sponsored his attendance at the 2008 Soil Science Australia Conference in Brisbane, where he was introduced to a range of new ideas for soil management, including the use of biosoil as a soil ameliorant... Danny buys large quantities of biosoil each year, applying it at rates of between 50 and 80t/ha to paddocks as they comes out of a pasture phase...
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