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Farm management resources

2022 AgForum presentations

Carbon in your farming business (YouTube)
If you're suffering from an overload of carbon farming terminology, you're not alone. Dr Amanda Schapel demystifies carbon farm terms and provides an overview of how the concepts elate to farming businesses considering monetising carbon gains.

Carbon in your farming business (PDF 3.3MB)


Microbial management and regenerative agriculture in soil (YouTube)
What is the role of regenerative agriculture in low rainfall cropping systems? Dr Mark Farrell from CSIRO provides some insight into this question, and provides and overview of the current research into this field. This presentation was given during our 2022 AgForum which focused on the potential of carbon farming for low rainfall agriculture zones.

Microbial management and regenerative agriculture in soil (PDF 1.7MB)

What is regenerative agriculture (YouTube)

Eliza Reiger, Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator at Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board gave an overview of regenerative agriculture at the 2022 AgForum at Bowhill.

What is regenerative agriculture (PDF 2.2MB)

What does the future look like with carbon farming (YouTube)
Dr Mark Farrell from the CSIRO answers the questions what does the future look like with carbon farming, and what science can be applied to farming? What is soil carbon and where does it come from?

What does the future look like with carbon farming (PDF 1.2MB)

Preventing pests and prickles (YouTube)
District Officer Russell Norman speaks about current weed issues in the Mallee including opuntia (prickly pears) which have been successfully controlled with biocontrol agents, boxthorn and feathertop rhodes grass. Russell also spoke about the spray trailers available for hire through the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, fox bait distribution days and the impact of rabbits on productive land.

Preventing pests and prickles (PDF 7.5MB)

Priority weeds in the Mallee (YouTube)
District Manager Hannah Spronk gave a presentation at the 2022 AgForum about the recently developed Pest Plant Action Plan for the Murraylands and Riverland. The plan prioritises weed management actions across the region in order to have the most impact on invasive plants.

Priority weeds in the Mallee (PDF 4.1MB)

Panel discussion (YouTube)
Mark Farrell, Amanda Schapel and Eliza Reiger answered questions from the audience at our 2022 AgForum on carbon farming. Find out why soil organic matter rates are declining in cropping systems and why grazing stubbles can undo the benefits of year-round soil cover.

Carbon opportunities in the SA Mallee - Carbon Farming Practices Table (PDF 974KB)

Carbon opportunities in the SA Mallee - literature review (PDF 1MB)

Management and governance

Farm Boards Adoption Accelerator Program (Fact Sheet)

Investigating the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) (Fact Sheet)

Grassroots Agronomy Workshops for Women (Fact Sheet)

Collaborative farming (Fact Sheet)

Digital tools

Smartphone Apps for Smart Farmers (Report)

Smartphone Apps for Smart Farmers iOS Edition 1 (Report)

Smartphone Apps for Smart Farmers Android Edition 1 (Report)

Agricultural diversification

Riverland Innovation Trail Project Summary (Fact Sheet)

Land Use Potential for Agricultural Crops in Southern South Australia (Report)

Bush fire recovery

Post Fire Soil Conservation Demonstration (Case Study)

Energy use

Energy Efficiency Case Study – Craig and Sheridan Alm (Case Study)

Energy Efficiency Case Study – Freeman Farming (Case Study)

Energy Efficiency Case Study – Lee and Jill McKenzie (Case Study)

Energy Efficiency Case Study – Whispering Pines (Case Study)

Energy Efficiency Case Study – Woolenook Orchard (Case Study)

Videos

We have a range of videos on our Youtube channel. Below is a sample of two videos.

To watch all of our videos visit our Land management and sustainable farming playlist here.

Marginal to Mainstream Grazing Management Project - Woodlands Run, Finniss

Energy audits and energy efficiency on dairy farms

More information

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board

Unit 5-6, Level 1 Sturt Centre, 2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253

08 8532 9100

MRenquiries@sa.gov.au