Farming in Tasmania’s Record Breaking Soils | Michael Nichols

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Farming in Tasmania's Record Breaking Soils | Michael Nichols

In partnership with Agworld we bring you this episode. It is as diverse as it gets from the Tasmanian soils proving their worth with the types of crops that Michael farms alongside his family and his one time full-time worker. From his wheat to potatoes paddocks we dive into what drives his operation. In his area potatoes are king! With the recent 50mm it’s a bit short of their usual rainfall of 1250mm each year.

Michael had thought that moving to Agworld would be a good decision for his farm to reduce the amount of paper work when looking at compliance for high valued crops and also ensuring he knows what has happened and what activities have been.

Types of crops they have on farm:

  • Poppy
  • Pyrethrum
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Simplot Peas (Green Peas)
  • Wheat
  • Buck Wheat
  • Ground Beans

Fun fact: Their average paddock would be around 10ha and they hold the record for highest yielding wheat crop in Australia at 13.1 tonne/ha.

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