John and Robyn produce ultrafine wool on ‘Talaheni’, a 245-hectare property in Yass Valley. When they brought the property about 30 years ago, it was run-down and suffering from severe dryland
salinity, soil acidity and associated vegetation decline. They have worked steadily since to overcome the problems and ultimately achieve increased production and environmental benefits. Their approach has been document and their success fullyacknowledged in various document as the following list of links demonstrates.
Achieving production and environmental benefits in a challenging landscape Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of NSW © 2007 Grassland Society of NSW Inc.
2009 NSW Conservation Farmer of the Year From the Conservation Agriculture and No-till Farming Association
Climag Edition 21(September 2011) (see page 2) published by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Salinity management in a variable landscape One of the Farmer stories published on the Saltland Gene Website
Monitoring Key to couples success in Western Magazine November 2011
Pasture Paddock Aspect is Key in Land October 2011
Two Degrees is Much More Than it Sounds in Land October 2011
Entry on Climate Kelpie website
Climate Champion national role
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