Soils for Life aims to improve land-management practices by sharing the stories of successful farmers

Story By Janene Carey

Soils for Life has documented 19 case studies of agricultural success stories across a range of locations and land-use types, and is now staging field days around the country. On “Lana”, a 3350-hectare Northern Tablelands property that carries 7000 sheep and 700 breeding cows, the organisation is showcasing the results of a 20-year experiment by the Wright family that has seen them almost eliminate their reliance on expensive inputs while significantly improving the quality of their soil, vegetation and water resources. At the same time, they have increased wool-clip quality, production levels and profitability.

This story excerpt is from Issue #90

Outback Magazine: Aug/Sept 2013