There is an urgent need to restore our landscapes, yet the path is complex.
Our research projects, which value the experience of land managers, aim to create environmental, economic and social impact across a wide range of agricultural industries.
The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance is working on eight ground-breaking research and extension projects that can be scaled for the greatest impact.
The $2.5 million project, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, delivered industry-led projects that will quantify the benefits of regenerative agricultural practices in restoring degraded soils across Australia over three years.
The University is doing applied collaborative research in bio-regions around the country with groups of farmers, consultants, natural resource managers and researchers to address a wide range of challenges to help farms become more resilient in a changing climate.
Currently, the focus is on soil research. Specifically, using regenerative practices to restore degraded soils and increase soil carbon.
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Quantifying the benefits of regenerative agricultural practices in restoring degraded soils across Australia.
Research trials look at the effectiveness of managing paddocks with regenerative methods.
A trial of summer cover crops showed promising results in Western Australia, with plans to extend the work once the trials are complete.