National Landcare Programme
Biological Farming Trials Field Day
“Convention or Innovation - A Practical on Farm Trial”
Using the Yeoman's principles of Keyline® Design to
Increase production in Central Victoria with special guest presenter
Mr Darren Doherty
Agricultural operations in Central Victoria can build soils at a rate that will increase production and help address the growing opportunity for carbon sequestration. This free field day will describe how producers can improve soil structure and increase productivity by using Yeoman’s plough and the Keyline principle in concert with managed grazing strategies. This field day will also demonstrate how producers can be financially compensated for reducing atmospheric carbon by storing it as a fertile soil.
Darren Doherty, farm planner and developer will describe soil dynamics and then demonstrate the use of the Yeomans Plough, and the Australian Keyline® Plan. Keyline® Design is a method of farm planning first developed by P. A. Yeomans in the 1950s as a means of increasing fertility and drought proofing landscapes. Use of the plough can be de-compact soil, reduce runoff, increase fertility and increase productivity by helping to regenerate degraded soils.
Equipment kindly provided by Yeomans Plough Company
9:45am-4:00pm, Wednesday 10th Sep 2008
At Ian and Amanda McClaren’s property “ Yapunyah” 254 Mt Camel-Graytown Rd, Graytown.
From Nagambie, take the Heathcote Road for approximately 22km, turn right into Mt Camel-Graytown Road. Travel approximately 2.5km, turn right into “Yapunyah” then follow the signs to the field day tent.
From Heathcote, travel towards Nagambie for approximately 25 km turn left into Mt Camel-Graytown Road. Travel approximately 2.5km, turn right into “Yapunyah” then follow the signs to the field day tent.
There will be a free BBQ lunch.
RSVP essential for catering purposes, please call Amanda McClaren to rsvp on
03 5794 9279
For further information please call Amanda McClaren on 03 5794 9279 or Norman Tozer on 5792 1139