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                    Management Target: Sustainable agriculture management practice carried
                                    out by 50% of landholders by 2016.

 Work Undertaken

Stuart Mosely of Manuka Station,
near Cobar, converted a chisel
plough to direct drill.


 Benefits

  Organic matter stays in the soil
  Improving soil health
  Improving moisture retention
  Removing exposure of bare soil
  Reducing soil erosion
  Preserving native grass seed
  bed
  Encouraging native grass
  Increasing sowing window to
  take advantage of moisture
  More precise seed placement
  Reducing working schedule
  Improving cost effectiveness


 Other Works

  Fencing and improved total
  grazing management over
  12,950 hectares, as part of an
  integrated land management
  improvement program.




  Funding Year: 2005

Improvements funded in 2005-06
                                                                                                                      W E S T E R N


                                                                                                        This project was funded through the
                                                                                                          Western CMA’s incentive program,
                                                                                                         which is supported by the NSW and
                                                                                     action
                                                                                     Salinity & Water
                                                                                                                     Australian Governments
                                               An Australian Government Initiative
                                                                                     AUSTRALIA

				
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