: Green Gate Farm : NSW TAFE Riverina Institute : National Environment Center (NEC)

 Green Gate Farm : NSW TAFE Riverina Institute : National Environment Center (NEC)




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Green Gate Organic Farm acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which we farm. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Cropping 


Green Gate organic farm began sowing grain for additional animal fodder around 2009. Growing crops is an ongoing trial process of working within our farms eco-system. Broadacre cropping systems are often heavily reliant on external inputs and lots of industrial energy use. At NEC we base our cropping around pasture cropping and no kill farming practises.

The paddocks we sow are used for up to 6 years as animal grazing fodder. 
 
Cropping requires an enormous amount of nutrient imput to grow successfully in our low fertile soil profile. This farm is currently experimenting with different on-farm produced biological fertilisers to apply to our crops.
 
Part of our Integrated Pest Management involves recognising the role the pest or disease plays in the farm ecosystem. Healthy soils equivalate to healthy crops. Pests and disease act as indicators of the farm eco-system and soil health.