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Diversity in cropping systems
No-Kill Cropping and beyond

A field day on the benefits of diversity

Register before 30 August to book your place at this cropping field day!

Date Thursday 7 September
8:30am – 5pm
Willydah, near Narromine, NSW



This event is hosted by Bruce Maynard, ‘No-Kill Cropping’ pioneer and the 2022 recipient of the Bob Hawke Landcare Award for Sustainability in Farming, on his family farm Willydah. On the day we’ll explore the benefits and practical steps to build diversity in cropping systems both above and below the ground.

Join four leading croppers recently featured in Soils for Life case studies and other experts as they share experiences and practical examples of cropping for healthy soils, and resilient landscapes and enterprises. 

Events details

The program will include


  • Panel session with four leading croppers focused on ways to increase diversity in cropping operations
  • Paddock walk and soil pit discussion looking at above and below ground diversity, including practical soil health and observations you can make yourself
  • Panel session on why and how to implement a No-Kill Cropping approach, including discussion of tools and machinery and markets for multispecies crop
Speakers include


  • Josh McIntosh (SA) – Border Park Organics
  • Rob Hetherington (WA) – Walma 
  • Russell Young (QLD) – Young Seeds
  • Bruce Maynard (NSW) – Willydah
  • Martin Williams (NSW) – Nyngan Seed Graders
  • Along with Soils for Life Agroecologist Sarah Fea and Farmer Engagement Manager James Diack.
This event is supported by the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Program.
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