Bufton Farming Group
Bufton Farming Group is located north of Geelong at Balliang which is in a . It gets less rain than surrounding areas, probably because of the effect of the You Yangs.
James explores several dryland cropping techniques, including:
- Knowing and working with your microclimate – in their case, the dry region, and regular wind from the direction of the Brisbane Ranges.
- Keeping the soil covered at all times with a living cover crop. This insulates the soil (from cold and heat) but importantly also prevents and wind erosion.
- Focusing on management of every drop of rain received, and making sure that rain infiltrates the soil and is stored in the sub-soil for current and future use by plants.
- Keeping a long-term view: decisions made today may affect the farm for years to come, for example by maintaining a sustainable plant production program for long-term sustainability.
Concepts in this video include:
, Soil Water