Upper North Farming Systems

Upper North Farming Systems is a dynamic group of local farmers, advisers and researchers who are committed to maximising the profitability of farm businesses, by testing and adopting robust and sustainable farming practices across the Upper North farming districts of South Australia.

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Years: 2011 to 2014
65 published trials
17 uploaded trial reports
21 trial sites
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The low rainfall mixed farming systems in the Upper North of SA had shown poor gains in Water Use Efficiency (WUE) for a number of years leading up to this project. This project identified a number of key areas which could potentially lift WUE and improve long term sustainability of local farmers through improved productivity and profitability. … read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Soil Soil Type
Jamestown, SA
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The concept of the no-till seeding system hasn't changed much in the past 15 years but the technology behind the seeding machine has. After the success of the seeder trial at Lowbank in the Mallee in 2012, significant interest was shown at UNFS planning meetings to do something similar in the Upper North area. The demonstration also addressed issue… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Fertiliser Method Soil Preparation Sowing Method
Booleroo Centre, SA
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Thirteen (13) on farm demonstrations will trial a range of practices to increase sequestration of soil carbon, including:1.Unviable cropping land managed for the introduction and/or increased levels of perennial component in pastures ( 3 sites)2.Implementation of rotational grazing managed pasture for increased levels of cover and biomass (3 sit… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Grazing Regime
Jamestown, SA
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