This series of podcasts aims to outline the advantages and disadvantages of inter row sowing. We aim to provide some insight into the financial and agronomic benefits of inter row sowing.
Nick Eckermann, Rankins Springs, NSW. Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system.
The Eckermann’s are broad acre croppers and have not run livestock for ten years. They felt they were compromising their farming country by running livestock in a mixed farming operation due to soil moisture decisions and compromises with weed management, deciding to concentrate purely on a stubble retained cropping system.
Geoff Chase, Tottenham NSW. Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system.
Geoff manages the cropping enterprises on “Waitara” while his son and daughter in law manage the Angus stud and commercial cattle operation.
Graham Mason, Ungarie, NSW. Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system.
Graham follows a continual cropping, no – till farming program. Some of his country is trending to acidic so he is currently liming those areas. He last limed ten years ago and has only just seen country slipping back.
Roger Todd, Condobolin, NSW. Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system.
NB: An interview (not podcast). Roger (a finalist in the 2015 Grain Grower of the Year awards) runs a controlled traffic farming system with a six year rotation of long fallow, canola, wheat, chickpeas and barley. He tends to stick with this rotation regardless of what markets are doing, only replacing (mainly chickpeas and canola) with long fallow in extremely dry years.