The Top Soils Project is excited to announce that we will be hosting a 1 hour Zoom event with Grant Sims – Grant will be talking about choosing cover crop species.

For those who are not familiar with Grant;

The Sims farm has been utilizing no-till since the early 80’s thanks to Grant’s father and uncle.

When Grant came back full time on the farm he started looking at ways to improve the life and function of the soil through biology.

In 2008 he stopped using granular synthetic fertilizers and started using a biologically made liquid fertilizer. Also at that time stop using seed dressing, insecticides and fungicides, unless absolutely necessary.

The Sims have a strong focus on diversity and grow many different crops. They use companion crops, cover crops and have expanded their cow calf numbers to integrate through the system. They have seen many positive changes in the health of their soils and plants.

They perform on-farm trials to learn and share methods about how to solve problems, be more profitable and improve the soil for the next generation. They believe this also allows them to grow good healthy products.

In 2015 Grant was awarded the Coles Weekly Times Farmer of the Year.

WHEN: Wednesday 5th August 2020

TIME: 7:30am to 8:30 am

RSVP: Natalie Jenkins (njenkins@sfs.org.au or 0436 462 559) for Zoom link.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is challenging to hold large field events with Covid  – but thanks to Zoom anyone can attend this event, so please share with your networks.

 

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