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Cropping Resilience

A Future Drought Fund Project

The Soils for Life ‘Cropping Resilience’ project aims to achieve large-scale practice change by supporting and building the capacity of a growing cohort of Australian croppers who are seeking to build soil health and drought resilience.

This project will be delivered on a national scale with targeted focus in three diverse cropping communities in Western Australia, Victoria, and Southern Queensland. Over the next two years, we’ll be delivering a series of field days, webinars, mentoring sessions, podcasts and practice guides, along with establishing farmer support groups for croppers to share experiences and learn from each other. 

Project partners

We are excited to work with the following partners, among others, to deliver this project on a national level.

Apply now for the Soil Health Challenge for Croppers

We’re offering a limited number of croppers two years free access worth $1000 to the Soilmentor app as part of the Soil Health Challenge, a group learning project. This is a great opportunity for croppers to track and better understand their soil health in a group learning project.

More about the app
The Soilmentor app was developed by Vidacycle in partnership with agroecologist Nicole Masters and the Integrity Soils team.

  • Track your farm’s progress with simple on-farm tests and day-to-day observations
  • Back up management decisions with real data, observations & photos
  • Give access to anyone in your team and easily share data

Membership starts in early 2024.

Cropping Events

Do you use ‘regenerative’ cropping practices? We’d like to hear more from you

Soils for Life is developing a series of guides on cropping practices that can improve soil health and farm resilience. These resources are designed to support farmers who are interested in pursuing a more regenerative approach to cropping but not sure how to take the first step. The guides will include small case studies on farmers’ experiences from across the country. 

If you are a farmer who is experimenting with or implementing cropping practices that are improving your soil health and farm resilience then we would love to hear from you. This is an opportunity to share your experiences to help other grain growers. 

Get in touch

Practices we’re developing guides on include:

  • Biological seed treatments 
  • Multispecies cropping
  • Biofertilisers
  • Elimination of insecticides and fungicides
  • Improved efficiency or elimination of synthetic fertilisers 
  • Holistic integration of livestock
  • Roller crimping

Join a Cropping Discussion Group!

Connect, learn, and share
with fellow farmers in our new online Cropping Discussion Groups. These groups are to support you as you transition your farm and implement regenerative cropping practices for improved farm resilience, profitability, and soil health.

We have online discussion groups available for croppers around the country:

  • Southern QLD/Northern NSW partnered with Macintyre Ag Alliance
  • VIC/Southern NSW partnered with VicNoTill
  • WA partnered with RegenWA 
  • South Australia and beyond

Ready to join us?

Register Your Interest

Reach out with any questions

Do you have any questions or feedback? Get in touch

This project is supported by Soils For Life, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. 
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