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Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

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.
AgInnovators, Published 6th Jun 2017
Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst mixed-farming operator Jeff McSpedden, who grows corn commercially for Simplot, turned to next-gen compost to replace biosolids, deemed a health risk.
AgInnovators, Published 6th Jun 2017
Boosting energy efficiency at a Central Tableland vineyard

Boosting energy efficiency at a Central Tableland vineyard

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.
NSW Farmers, Published 19th Apr 2016
Constant electricity load profile of hydroponics makes Glenorie an ideal candidate for ‘whole of system’ solar-powered irrigation

Constant electricity load profile of hydroponics makes Glenorie an ideal candidate for ‘whole of system’ solar-powered irrigation

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."
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Sep 2015
Solar vineyards in the Central Tableland

Solar vineyards in the Central Tableland

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.
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Sep 2015
 Reduce the speed, reduce the cost: variable speed drives on pumping systems lead irrigation efficiency measures for Gunnedah cropping enterprise

Reduce the speed, reduce the cost: variable speed drives on pumping systems lead irrigation efficiency measures for Gunnedah cropping enterprise

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.
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Sep 2015
Pick of the Week: savvy tomato grower covers his crop

Pick of the Week: savvy tomato grower covers his crop

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 29th Mar 2015
Australia’s biggest organic winery halves power bill

Australia’s biggest organic winery halves power bill

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...
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Mar 2015
Aerators and water quality are the focus of energy savings for a Central Coast yabby farmer

Aerators and water quality are the focus of energy savings for a Central Coast yabby farmer

Aerators and water quality are the focus for energy savings in aquaculture for a central coast yabby farmer...
NSW Farmers, NSW Farmers, Published 17th Feb 2015
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