Farm group celebrates milestone: Sustainability still at forefront

IT was difficult to imagine the sort of developments that were to transform the agriculture sector when Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) formed 20 years ago.

Right: Mallee Sustainable Farming project manager Tanja Morgan, technical project officer Todd McDonald and agronomist Michael Moodie monitoring the brome grass weed seedbank. Brome grass is a highly competitive weed.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Right: Mallee Sustainable Farming project manager Tanja Morgan, technical project officer Todd McDonald and agronomist Michael Moodie monitoring the brome grass weed seedbank. Brome grass is a highly competitive weed.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The research and development group, which focuses on innovation in farming across a tri-state area, will celebrate its milestone when members meet for its annual­ conference in August.

“It was a group of farmers, researchers and industry people; they were concerned about sustainability of farming in the Mallee,”­ agronomist Michael Moodie said of the group’s formation.

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