Soil Care System of Farming
The origins of Agrowplow began with observation and concern about devastating effects of conventional cultivation on Australian soils.
Today, Agrowplow remains focused and dedicated to the development of innovative farming practices and equipment to improve and protect our nation's greatest asset - the soil!
Traditional cultivation and sowing techniques, which require soil to be ploughed and cultivated before sowing, have caused erosion by wind and rain and severe break down of soil structure. Continual passes of the tractor and deterioration of soil structure have also formed compacted layers below the soil surface.
These soil damaging factors combine to seriously limit plant growth and yields, and erode our precious asset. In the case of compacted layers water absorption is prevented and root growth is restricted, prohibiting the plants access to nutrients.
Helpful soil microbes and earthworms are reduced or eliminated because poor soil structure causes pastures to become water-logged quicker, dry out faster, and often make tillage operations almost impossible.
Traditional cultivating practices are always aimed at controlling weed growth and preparing a fine "seedbed". Unfortunately these practices destroy soil humus, expose soil particles to erosion, compact the soil, restrict moisture infiltration, reduce root growth, and lower plant yields.
In order to maximize farming profits while still protecting the environment these problems must be overcome.
The "Soil Care System" approach to farming is different because it promotes the health of both "seed-bed" and "root bed" in a sustainable way - working with nature rather than against it.
New farming techniques are evolving together with new equipment to give simple, logical compatible answers.