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Multi-storey farming with trees – 3rd (overflow) field day
July 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Due to strong interest we will be running a third (overflow) field day for those who missed out on the earlier field days. This will be one of the most interesting field days Landcare will run this year! Clinton Tepper is a forester and a farmer. 2½ years ago Clinton set up a demonstration plot and planted 3 species of trees for high value agroforestry. However, the plot was designed to allow the continued use of the planted area for crops and livestock for multiple benefits.
A wide range of crops and pastures were sown under the trees with some crops proving to be highly productive & others failing. Crops were diverse and included lucerne, clovers, rice, triticale, oats, linseed, sulla, fenugreek, bromes, fescues, grasses plus many others.
The growth of the trees has been outstanding with livestock grazing under the trees by 14 months!
Some significant learnings have come out of this very unique trial which will challenge your thinking about multi-storey farming with trees!
Come along and be inspired & challenged by this unique trial which could change your view of trees and their incorporation into farms! Bring a chair!
- Clinton Tepper will talk about why he set up the trial & the outcomes achieved.
- Mark Roberts will talk about some of the crops that were grown and the learnings that have come out of it.
Please note that this field day will also be limited to 60 participants. RSVP is required by Thurs 29th June to Peter Ronalds at [email protected] or 0402 650 382
Where: Clinton & Michelle Tepper’s Camaray Farm – 38 Cazalys Rd, Buln Buln https://goo.gl/maps/xPt8PAM9WNQ2
When: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Time: 10am start, 12:30 lunch (provided) Includes a farm walk to view the demonstration.