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Trials at the Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm show that adding high-grade recycled-organics composts to soils prior to planting has a number of potential benefits for vegetable growers.
Bathurst mixed-farming operator Jeff McSpedden, who grows corn commercially for Simplot, turned to next-gen compost to replace biosolids, deemed a health risk.
Interested in their options after the solar feed-in tariff ends in December 2016, the Jarretts explored the potential of investing in solar PV battery storage, electrification of its farm vehicles, a new, energy-efficient coolroom and integrated solar pumping options to reduce energy costs and help build a 'sustainable' brand image.
Many farmers would like to integrate solar power into the running of their irrigation systems; however, variable seasonal loads often make solar PV non-viable. The good news is that NSW Farmers’ Energy Innovation program has identified a solution that offsets grid power peak tariffs with on-site solar. In trialling this solution, Joe D’Anastasi of Glenorie Hydroponics has proven an ideal candidate, improving his farm’s bottom line at a time when he’s looking to expand."
The Jarretts are interested in their options after the solar feed in tariff ends in December 2016 with potential to invest in battery storage or electrification of farm vehicles to help build a sustainable brand image. Other initiatives include a review of the energy efficient design options for a new cool room as part of their business expansion and integrated solar pumping options to reduce irrigation energy costs.
Working with the NSW Farmers’ Energy Team, the Kensal Green farm in Gunnedah identified significant energy savings opportunities over the short, medium and longer term. Heading the list of opportunities was the use of variable speed drives (VSDs) on pumps, as well as proper ballasting of the farm’s new tractor.
For Australia’s largest protected-crop tomato grower, Costa’s Blush® Tomatoes in Guyra, the beauty of the business is that it’s as sustainable as it is profitable. And the tomatoes, say consumers, taste great.
Tamburlaine Organic Wines ’ Hunter Valley operation at Pokolbin streamlined its power use post-OEH energy audit, cutting electricity consumption by more than half, reducing carbon...
Aerators and water quality are the focus for energy savings in aquaculture for a central coast yabby farmer...