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Catalogue: Ground Cover
[Photo (left) by Ty Kirby: In 2008 Ty Kirby and family in Beacon, Western Australia, discovered they could sow more hectares with a disc machine in 24 hours than two tined machines running 18 to 20 hours.].. Mr Kirby and his family, who farm 7700ha near Beacon in Western Australia, trialled disc seeding across 1400ha during 2008 as a strategy to keep their business viable in a district where growing season rainfall over the past 10 years has averaged just 175 millimetres... Mr Kirby, whose family farm is three-and-a-half hours north-east of Perth, wanted to change the way crops are planted to limit moisture loss at sowing by reducing soil disturbance, maintaining soil cover and minimising compaction...
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